I was "upgraded" to Danalogic iFit C81W a couple of months ago. I started a new job and was having major difficulties with communication so applied for the first time for Access to Work. During the assessment, it was agreed that I would benefit from Phonak's Roger Pen and a couple of other accessories. Today I went to the hospital for one of my hearing aids to be repaired. Speaking to the audiologist, he mentioned that given the Danalogic are wireless, there is no need for the Roger receiver. Is that correct? I have searched high and low, information is really scarce about Danalogic hearing aids!
Thanks for the advice. After multiple complaints to my GP about how I was struggling with my Danalogics, I finally got re-referred to another ENT department within the Trust. I have now been fitted with Phonak Naidas. Not perfect but I can hear sounds that previously would simply not be on the auditory radar for me, like hearing a child cry (not wailing but quietly sobbing on a bus). My ATW equipment have been adjusted accordingly. On a side note, the Phonak Naidas are quite heavy with the Roger receiver, my ears get sore from them
Thanks, that's helpful.
You're better off with the mic rather then the receivers being attached to your hearing aids. Your audio shoes for your type of hearing aids are not great at all, a lot of places have stopped selling them as the design is so poor.
Thank you. I saw on a website that the Roger Pen is linked to a GN Resound multi mic via a Roger receiver. The multi mic then transmit directly to the hearing aids. What would be the pros and cons of this versus having the Roger receivers fitted to the hearing aids?
I forwarded your question to our Products support team, this is the response from them below, I hope this helps.
''Thank you for your enquiry. I can confirm that you will still need a receiver for use with the roger Pen.. This could be the mylink receiver which is worn around the neckloop and the hearing aids are turned to the T setting, or the Roger X receiver used with an audio shoe and the aids on the FM programme. Integrated receiver can also be used, but this depend on the model of hearing aids being worn and tend to mainly be available for phonak models.
There isn’t a way to link the Roger Pen to hearing aids without a receiver, whether that is a mylink, Roger X with audio shoe, or integrated receiver.
If you wish to discuss any details further, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03330 144 485 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Andrews Technical Support Facilitator''