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Julie, Volunteer Mentor (@julieo4)

Hand held microphones that can be used with hearing aids

Hearing Loss | Last Active: Aug 29, 2020 | Replies (42)

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@bec

when i use the "listen live" feature on my iPhone, i also get a lot of environmental noise. it doesn't have any type of noise filtration. it is beneficial when the person i want to hear is pithing 2-3 feet of my iPhone.

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@bec, I do not like the Live Listen feature either. The phone mic picks up everything and that is sent to the hearing aids. I'm not sure if the audiologist has control of that or not. I cannot think of a good use for that feature unless the noise filtering could be added.
Tony in Michigan

@sag I’m new to participate, but have been reading Connect for a while and am so impressed at the help/sharing by so many. I’m going to be evaluated for a CI in several weeks, currently wear HAs. One ear is severe to profound loss and the other is moderate to severe. I want to find out all I can about the accessories that go with HA’s and the pros and cons of CIs to decide whether to stay with HAs or get a CI, if I qualify. The technology is overwhelming. First question is from reply just above in reference to a feature on an iPhone called “listen live”. Is “listen live” a speech to text transmission app for an iPhone and is it available in the App Store? I’ve seen several entries that comment on background noise, but I’d like to at least give it a try. Also @bec just above says “it is beneficial when the person I want to hear is pithing 2 -3 feet from my iPhone”? What does that mean? Thank you.