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Everything you need to know about the Roger Pen
As hearing technology continues to advance and transform into smaller, sleeker, and more discrete assistive devices, perhaps nothing beats the Roger Pen when it comes to innovation. We’ve compiled a quick list of everything you need to know about the unique noise solution.
What is a Roger Pen?
At its most basic, the Roger Pen is a wireless microphone. However, its integrated functionality and cutting-edge features allow the mic, which actually looks like a pen, to deliver superior speech-in-noise and over-distance performance to those struggling with hearing loss. The Pen conveniently features adaptive wireless transmission, fully automated settings, wideband audio Bluetooth for cell phone use, TV connectivity and an audio input for multimedia.
Does it work with a hearing aid?
The short answer is, yes! The Pen is used with small Roger receivers that can be attached directly to hearing aids and cochlear implants that have a telecoil. It also connects to mobile phones via a Bluetooth link, and it can stream sound from TVs, music players, computers, gaming systems, and more by connecting these devices to the Roger Pen’s charging dock or USB socket. For a more detailed video on how to use it, click here.
How can the Roger Pen improve hearing?
The Roger Pen creators pride their product on the claim that it allows listeners to hear better than people without hearing loss. How is that possible? The Pen utilises intelligent, adaptive algorithms that achieve a wireless transmission superior even to natural human hearing. Furthermore, it automatically adjusts to the users’ surrounding noise level and is scientifically proven to help hearing aid users understand up to 62% more speech in noise and over distance than people without any hearing conditions.
Different uses for a Roger Pen
Aside from the most obvious – speech understanding in noisy surroundings – the second most popular use for the Roger Pen is to hear better from far away. It also conveniently connects to other wireless microphones so users can create a microphone network, allowing them to hear multiple speakers with high sound quality. Phone calls and multimedia products are another fantastic use case for the Roger Pen.
Want to know more about the Roger Pen or get fitted for hearing aids? Talk to an audiologist about booking a hearing test today.