My audi originally suggested the Phonak eXtra for me and put me in Dot 10s. So far I really like the Dots even though I have only been wearing them since Friday. They are comfortable; I have worn them 15-16 hours a day and have been since I picked them up. I went for a brief ride yesterday in my car with the top down and I don’t believe that is going to be an issue, having the top down is a big issue for me. I work in many different large data centers and I although haven’t been in a data center yet I will be in at least two today for a good test, which I believe will be successful since I was OK in the car. And even though this is the only pair of HAs I have ever worn I’m not sure I want to give them up, but I need a hands-free phone solution, it’s a must have. I sometimes need to be on the phone with both hands free and a speaker phone isn’t an option due to the amount of background noise in data centers and I flat refuse to hold my phone when I am driving and it’s hard to drive, shift and hold a phone anyway.
So I may try the eXtras since the eXtra has a T-coil which would solve the hands-free phone issue, but does anyone know of a solution for the Dots? Will a Artone neck loop work? Or does it require the HA have a T-coil like the Bluetooth version? What about a simple ear hook, do those require T-coils?
Has anyone worn the eXtras and the Dots and how do they compare?