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What is the Roger Pen, and how can it help me hear better?

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Noreen Gibbens, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Hendersonville

28 October 2016 - 1538 Views

I had a recent fitting of  Roger Pen that I want to share.  The patient is well into her 90s, with a moderate to severe flat loss and poor word understanding abilities. She came in to see us because she was continuing to struggle, despite having what many would  describe as "premium level" hearing aids.   I was a bit concerned that the Roger Pen  technology would be overwhelming.  Boy, was I wrong.  This woman took to the Roger Pen immediately, and is the best advocate I have seen for remote mics in a long time.   The Roger Pen does what hearing aids... Read more

I have an made-for-iPhone Oticon Opn hearing aid and a Med El cochlear implant. Can I use a Roger Pen to hear phone calls in my implanted ear while hearing calls via my hearing aid using the made-for-iPhone technology?

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Kristi Reed, AuD

Audiologist in Greenwood Village

07 November 2017 - 211 Views

You can send a signal to your Oticon Opn directly from your iPhone.  You can also send a signal to your Roger Pen directly from your iPhone and with the Roger Pen paired with your Med El device the signal from your phone will go through your implant.  Unfortunately you can only do one of these things at a time.  The iPhone will only stream through one device at a time, so you will have to decide which device works better for you when receiving phone calls and let the iPhone default to that device.