I am new to this forum. Would like to know more about remote mic (Roger Select) usage and will it really help in my current situation.
I am working in an open office environment and we do not have separate cabins or any partitions in between. Basically we are almost 80+ employees in this ‘open office’. So the entire day, its always very noisy environment.
Currently with my OPN1 Minirite (RIC),I am having too much difficulty understanding speech from my colleagues who speak in British accent. Sometimes I can only understand 1-2 words from a sentence & the rest sounds just whistling/blabbering kind off. Hence this has caused tremendous effect on my performance as I am unable to communicate with them. Always have to rely on emails, rather than direct face to face communication.
However when it comes to communicating with my other colleagues from Asian countries I am able to understand their speech very well (almost 90-95%). So basically I am facing issues with speech with British/american accents & also some female who speaks very softly. In current Covid-19 situation, things have become more difficult for me as all are wearing mask
It would be really helpful if I can get some detailed info with regards to using Phonak HA along with Roger Select. As i have come across some forum, wherein some HA users really have mentioned positive reviews about combination of Phonak Marvel/Paradise along with Roger remote mic (select).
Basically I want to improve my speech in the following situations:-
Understanding speech from female colleagues (only soft spoken) & british/american accents in the current noisy environment and also improving hearing speech in the closed meeting rooms.
As of now, I am totally avoiding attending any meetings as most of the time i feel totally lost in conversation.
Any feedback will be really helpful.
Also would like to know if there is any other HA brand which can be more beneficial for speech in noise for my High Frequency hearing loss.
One of the audiologist suggested I should go with Widex Moment 440, as it has a fitting range of almost 115db which is the highest in any RIC hearing aid. However I guess Widex currently does not have a remote mic which is as effective as Roger Select ( as mentioned in some reviews on this forum).
Please advise. Thanks