I have now been wearing the Opns for almost 3 weeks. Overall impression - they are great. The need to ask people to speak up and repeat has decreased about 80%. Like all things in life there are a few little details that need adjusting. The main one is machine noise (air conditioners, etc) and road/tire noise. In both situations, the main program only seems to recognize and shift to attenuate these noises after several minutes and then shifts back randomly. My audi says she cannot adjust the timing or sensitivity of the automatic environment sensing on the Opns. Justin, Umbongo, and Rasmus-braun, you are the pros who always seem to know exactly how things can be programmed. Any suggestions? What environments do the Opns sense and adjust to?
The other major issue is bluetooth connections in the car. I am linked to my iPhone and have no problem streaming music and calls, as long as the battery level is good. When it drops to 10-20%, according to the Oticon ON app, the sound starts shifting from ear to ear. In the car, all the devices get confused. The phone starts linked to the phone. Perfect, that’s what I want. Then the phone shifts to the aids; this seems in part to be related to whether the ON app is active and where the phone is physically in relation to the aids and the car bluetooth antenna/receiver. Is anyone else experiencing this and have you found a solution, other than remembering to have the phone “forget” the aids every time you get in the car.
BTW, keeping the ON app running drains aid and phone batteries really fast.
In most situations I have been impressed by how well the aids handle noisy groups. I was at one restaurant that had everyone at the table screaming “What?”, and even then I heard people better than expected. I will ask for a program set up for forward focusing and max background suppression for these situations.
Thanks everyone for your ideas.