The excessive cost of these two devices has been discussed before. The cost is “out of the ball park” and the mark up is HUGE. We’re talking a relatively cheap device to build that probably cost under $80 or less to manufacture, yet its marked up over $800. And please don’t say buy at Ebay or you really will need “buyer beware”.
Now the question that begs to be offered - how come no other hearing aid manufacturer offers some version of the Roger Pen - Roger Select? It it because the “results” of the roger pen and roger select are below average? Think so. Also when you review Phonak’s website for the Roger select it shows the device sitting in the middle of a long dinning room table. OK - probably a good location but wait - there are no glasses on the dinning room table, nor silverware, nor pitchers of what ever. Nothing to block the line of sight of the Roger Select to your hearing aid. So you only use the Roger Select on unobstructed services - like a coffee table and not a kitchen table?
Also notice that are no good reviews regarding using the Roger Pen or Roger Select in noisy environment. That’s because neither of them performs well is such noisy settings. They might do OK to above average in a quiet setting but don’t hold your breath taking either device to a restaurant or crowded setting - because they won’t help you hear at all.
I’m all for new technology and improving one’s hearing level but to spend close to $1000 for something that is “falsely” advertised and really doesn’t work in noisy background (in my mind) is throwing money to the wind.