Yes - I totally get that AutoPhone will likely override my dedicated phone program (now Program #3). That’s ok as long as it works as good as my Program 3! And to set it up, I was literally looking at the computer monitor as my aud-guy did this. He goes to the program page, where you see I think 4-5 empty lines under the LEFT aid and the RIGHT aid. That’s where Program 1 is set for default, Program 2 for whatever, and so on. So both right aid and left aid have a column of these program options.
After he scrolled down to the Program 3 bar, he seemed to click an icon that said “Phone”. From there, he first tweaked the frequencies on my left aid to simply boost GAIN; he then clicked on the right aid’s frequency chart and muted it down. I’ve tried it out, and the volume is like 15% MORE than what I’d hear in Program 1 for the left aid; right aid is nearly completely muted, but I can still hear someone to my right side if they chime in. Hope that makes sense.
He then went to a completely different screen to check that AutoPhone had indeed been enabled - as indicated by two big “check marks”. I think that option was under a list in the top left of the screen? Since I have not heard that “DONG!” when on the phone, it appears that I have simply not encountered any phone yet that triggers that mode! Curious! I don’t know what kind of phone would even trigger it. Obviously not my Samsung Galaxy S6 Global, nor my Ooma landline phone.
I can’t complain! I hear great with these aids on the phone - thanks in LARGE part to the bigger power domes that provide a snugger seal. If I do call Anthem in future, I’ll simply put my old Oticon Agil Pros in, put the StreamerPro necklace on, and go for it! Until that newer clip-on streamer comes out, I’m satisfied with the best of two worlds instead of just one.
One last footnote: after the firmware upgrade, I DID have to re-pair my aids to the TV Streamer to get that to work again. Tested it out, and all’s good. But I should keep that in mind for future firmware upgrades: pairing may have to be redone.