Here’s something you can try with any hearing aid brand if you have a remote microphone.
Visiting one of my daughters with her two young boys yesterday on New Year’s Day, I tried to interest the kids in watching a movie, The Karate Kid, of 1984 vintage. They were more interested in running around yelling at each other at the top of their lungs, making it impossible to understand the TV dialog in a small one-story ranch house (and it was drizzling out so sending them outside to play was not an option on a rainy day).
I found that propping my ReSound Multi Mic up a foot or two in front of one of the TV speakers worked great, at least as far as understanding the movie dialog. I could turn off the Surroundings sound that my external HA mics were picking up and the yelling and stampeding noises of the kids blissfully faded into the background. The overall sound quality certainly was not on a par with what you can get with a TV streamer hooked up directly to your TV but it was quite good and I was able to enjoy the movie in spite of the kids, who were a little too young for the Boy Meets Girl and the Bullies in the Neighborhood themes of the movie-although the older grandson (100th percentile in height and weight) has gotten in trouble for pushing kids around in school and the idea was to teach him a lesson from the movie as to how loathsome bullying is.
Having found that a remote mic makes a halfway decent portable TV streamer in a pinch, I’m happier than ever that I got one and I recommend anyone else consider this potential use in deciding whether it’s worth getting a remote mic themselves.