My ComPilot (which I haven’t used in a few years) seems to be completely dead. I’ve had it on the recharger for a while but no power light comes on. That might influence my choice!
I was just trying my home wireless phone which has a T-coil function and the Phonak aids on T-coil setting. Asked the kids to make lots of noise (which they duly complied with) and could still hear! I think I’ll go with the (low-tech) T-coil option at work, for now, to avoid high-tech reliability challenges.
Interestingly, was also testing a neckloop versus an earloop with an audio input (music) on T-coil setting. The earloop worked well, but couldn’t hear anything with the neckloop until I put the neckloop physically on the ears. So telecoil seems to have limitations if not directly on the ear, but that should be fine for a telephone handset / headset.
I’ll get our ICT guys to order a T-coil headset.