Roger On Microphone by Phonak

Roger On Microphone by Phonak

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The Roger On remote directional microphone by Phonak is designed to be placed on a table to hear individuals among a conversation group or remotely to be closer to a sound source. There are a family of products with different use cases such as a table mic for group conversations and one designed to help with background noise.

This product was strongly recommended by one of the Longevity Explorers in the Hearing Explorer circle. See his comment below.




How the company describes the product: 

Roger On is a microphone dedicated for all conversations that occur in background noise and over distance. It allows users to focus on the conversations that truly matter at work, in lectures and during social activities.




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Discussion and Reviews


from Steve Goldstein (unverified) at January 18, 2022

This is old stuff. The current product is Roger On In. "In" means that its firmware installs directly into your hearing aids, so no other attachments or neckpieces, or plug-ins are needed. It is very expensive, well north of US$1,250. But, it's oh, so very much worth it. I have mine coupled into my Costco KS-10 hearing aids which are really Phonaks re-branded. Costco fitters tried to tell me that Roger does not work with KS-10s, but I showed them that it does indeed. I often use it at the table for dining. It focuses its acceptance beam at whomever is talking and sends the speech directly into my hearing aids. It does not eradicate the background noise, but it makes the speech much more dominant and understandable. There are several other modes (directed at speaker, sending from presenter, and TV Bluetooth to your hearing aids), but my main use is at the dining room.


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Listing type: 
Product or Service
Filed as: 
Assistive Devices
Key words: 
bluetooth hearing amplifier, remote microphone, hearing aid, directional hearing