^^^Thanks Raudrive! It really helps my sanity to have SOMEONE tell me the truth here. We’re fed all kinds of marketing BS about the capability of these aids, and the reality is simply not there. As a result I find myself questioning my OWN ability to handle technology, and even hesitant to share the pitfalls and problems.
I totally get it now: FORGET ABOUT having these Marvels connected to more than one device at a time. Since my cell phone is KING PIN, it’s going to have to take precedence over any kind of entertainment device (laptop, TV). When those aids are streaming with the Samsung cell phone it is a BEAUTIFUL thing! Yesterday, I was putting clothes in the washing machine when my cell phone rung upstairs. I answered it downstairs and had a perfect call, heh heh! WHO can do that in the non-hearing aid world?
But when the aids fall out of pairing out of the BLUE or send the sound to my DUMB RIGHT ear, I want to strangle that phone (or my itty bitty aids). In fact, here’s a question for the larger audience:
Does ANYONE else find that quite often a call to Medicare, the US gov’t (passport office, say), or some other official line will simply not stream the call?!?!
Tell me if I’m losing my mind, cuz I’ve had several of these official calls to make of late, and the dang phones would utterly cut out of streaming like some NSA gremlin had jammed a signal. I’d hang up, see that my phone was in Bluetooth mode, paired, connected and call, say Anthem insurance. No prob streaming!
I’d hang up and call Medicare B about a billing issue and I’ll be jiggered, the phone would drop streaming like a hot potato. What’s up with that? It’s super critical for me to stream with these call center sites so I can hear better than they can. But when the streamer cuts out on me, I’m left crippled, and have to resort to speakerphone or my “acoustic phone” mode. Very perplexing.