That’s the message behind a series of videos produced by Phonak, starring Benjamin Heldner, a Phonak employee who was born with hearing loss and wears a cochlear implant in one ear and a hearing aid in the other.
In the five-part video series, Benjamin explains how hearing aid users can improve their listening abilities in noisy situations and over-distance. He showcases how the different Roger microphones work, making it easy for potential users to understand the technology.
Phonak Roger technology is used in a series of microphones designed by the hearing aid manufacture. The The Roger Table Mic II and the Roger Select are two popular designs that stream audio directly to the user’s hearing aids.
Roger Microphones help bridge the understanding gap of hearing aid users. Approximately 31% of hearing aid wearers report they still have challenges hearing in noisy situations, according to a study published in Hearing Review.This is where Roger digital wireless technology truly excels.
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“Roger technology continuously measures the surrounding noise level and adapts the microphone’s volume automatically,” according to Phonak. “If the noise level increases, Roger adapts accordingly, keeping the speaker’s voice above the background noise.”
Hearing aid users understand almost 10 times better with Roger technology in noise and over distance than people with normal hearing, according to a study published in the American Journal of Audiology.