My iPhone 6 is running OS 10.3.2. The Oticon Opn 2 miniRite app version is 1.1.3.
Bluetooth connectivity is a mixed bag of good and bad for this user. Thanks in advance for taking the time to respond to my questions.
For the Bluetooth connected HAs, I’m having to adjust each time I get in or out of my Bluetooth-connected minivan. Also having to keep the phone in the same room at all times or the signal drifts. If I am in a “No Cell Phone Zone,” what is the best way to disable the HA-Bluetooth connection? The “Do Not Disturb” mode, “Airplane” mode or switch off Bluetooth (or the iPhone) altogether? What is your workaround?
Often I am hearing callers voices drift from one ear to the other, then back to binaural. Why? How can this be corrected?
Often I hear pops or crack sounds during phone conversation or podcast playback. What causes this and can it be corrected?
When I am receiving an incoming call, I hear a shift from the steady radio-static white noise to a flat disruption before the ringtone begins playing. It is cringeworthy jarring! Can my audiologist adjust this or is this unavoidable? Do you know that sharp “electricity’s on” scratchy sound headphones make if they’re on your ears and then you plug your headset into the stereo? I feel like that effect is happening when a call is coming in.
The minivan Bluetooth wants to dominate the connectivity over the HAs when I get in and out of the vehicle. Sometimes. Other times the HAs seem to get the preferential treatment. Why does this happen? Is there some other geeky doohickey that is a Master Control for Bluetooth where I can swap out user scenarios?
For a more hands-free experience when I am speaking to a caller on the iPhone while wearing the connected HAs, wouldn’t a separate microphone be better than fumbling the phone out of a pocket or bag? The iPhone has 3 microphones built in, are all 3 trying to find my voice when I’m talking? Or is simply wearing the iPhone as a pendant around my neck a better phone placement to pick up my voice?