I’ll share some updates now
About experience BT headphones + HA
Samsung Galaxy S8 (and higher) has ability to send BT signal to 2 devices, audio only.
Then I have Taotronic SoundLiberty 79, which were the only not too expensive ones (around 50 eur here) which had good reviews, and are able to stream to either bud and have mic in both buds.
They’re a bit finicky so after pairing, you need to open the charge case and give them time to pair together and connect with phone, you can in meantime put the one you need in the ear, and then close the case. Other ways just kill the BT signal from all buds to you lose it as well.
Also, they’re BIG and my outer ear hurts a bit, but I’ll stretch it
And signal doesn’t come to both ears at the same time.
So, not ideal solution if you want quality. Maybe newer phone can do it better.
However, that won’t work for calls. I mean, for calls I can pick which device’s mic will catch the call, but another one won’t get the audio side of the call either.
calls solution, for when I’m at home (for now)
So, if I haven’t said before, I have 4-pin aux+mic connector that I put in my phone, and the Y adapter from it, one side is the clone of it, another side is without mic.
Then I plug headphones with mic in the clone side, and roger aux cable + roger on the other side, so I can hear calls in both ears while I can speak.
Ok, sound is of different quality and HA isn’t properly adjusted, but I like this tech, even though I need rat’s nest of cables and gadgets to make it work.
I have only beta version of my Y adapter, we’ll make proper one soon
Someone asked me how do I feel with signal coming differently between ears.
Only time I’ve noticed lag is with this taotronics, and I mean it’s significant enough that I, not perceptive one, has noticed it.
At first it was weird, but then I focused more on getting the info and enjoying hearing things on the right side that for now it didn’t bother me much. Yes it’s there, I can live with it.
In other combinations, like my ‘special Y adapter’, or with TV only thing that is significant for me now is that I CAN hear - better said understand.
I guess there’s some lag, but I don’t notice it yet. Maybe because sound is so loud when it’s directly in my ear in contrast to when HA picks it with mic and then transfer, I don’t notice bugs for now, just features.
I’ll keep reporting about that.
And I’ll definitely report how my tests go on Tuesday and what difference it is, since this HA old audi basically just set on the phonak’s default + we made some things louder, we didn’t have much time since we were trying to do some tests to see if my low region is dead or just damaged. Conclusion was that instead of M receiver now I have P receiver. With custom mold.
But this new guy immediately based on my audiogram said that there’s another thing that he’d maybe recommend, some mold made by phonak directly in which receiver is integrated, I’m not sure if that’s UP version or something else, but we agreed we’ll start from scratch on Tuesday. edit: I’ve found what he said - cShell but for I think for P receiver.
I must admit that I can’t wait to go there again! I feel that finally I’ve found someone who has knowledge and means to assert it and to try and find me the best possible fit.
Also, we’ll fit my old Widex by his process, so that I have backup.
I’ll get Pen to test it as well, Select to have it, and I’ll be using trial aids this time so he can switch between M70 and M90 and I’ll see which one I like better.
I’m more inclined to M90 bc better tech, but I remember seeing someone said that autosense was too intrusive. I don’t yet know if intrusiveness can be adjusted and if needed, ‘degrade’ it a bit to be more like M70.
This one on M70 definitely needs some help though. It recognizes noise, but sound that it provides isn’t helpful but ok, it’s only on manufacturer defaults basically.
Or loud noise from fast road (80kmh limit) is just too loud, and if I reduce the volume, then basically I don’t hear anything. I live near the connection from that fast road to normal streets with 50kmh limit and I need to crossover or be near whenever I want to use any form of public transport, and it’s no fun that I can’t hear car nearby bc of that noise. We’ll see if there’s something doable.
I can’t even describe it properly here, let alone in audi office, that’s why I want the ability to adjust myself. Bc when I open windows, I hear that, and I don’t want it screeching in my ear
Oh and this new audi said that my type of loss IS rare. The old one said that he has like hundred in I think the said 10 years (and not 20), while this new one said he had 8 or 10 in 8 years he works. I’m more inclined to believe the new one since even here on forum I think I’ve found only few people with low frequency hearing loss, and we all have different subtype.
Anyhow, I’ll keep reporting and reading