The cochlear implant and hearing aid technologies of today are quite good at enhancing speech comprehension. Even the most cutting-edge hearing aids and cochlear implants have limitations, particularly when used far away or in noisy environments. Modern wireless mics are needed in these situations to improve performance and close the communication gap. The Advanced Bionics Roger Pen genuinely performs in this area. Perhaps nothing matches the Roger Pen in terms of creativity as hearing technology develops into smaller, more elegant, and compact assistive devices.
What’s that unique noise solution?
The Roger Pen is a wireless microphone at its most basic level. However, the mic, which really resembles a pen, may provide superior speech-in-noise and over-distance performance to those who are dealing with hearing loss. Adaptive wireless transmission, automated settings, wideband audio Bluetooth for smartphone use, TV compatibility, and an audio input for multimedia are all convenient features of the Roger Pen Microphone. The Pen works with tiny Roger receivers that can be directly connected to cochlear implants and hearing aids that include telecoils. It can stream sound from TVs, music players, laptops, game consoles, and other devices by connecting them to the Roger Pen’s charging dock or USB socket. It can also connect to mobile phones via a Bluetooth connection.
The second most common application for the Advanced Bionics Roger Pen, after the most obvious one is to hear better at a distance. Additionally, it easily links to other wireless microphones to enable users to build a microphone network that enables them to clearly hear several speakers. Another excellent use for the Roger Pen is for phone calls and multimedia products.
How Roger Pen functions?
So that you can clearly hear a speaker’s words in your ears without any distracting background sound, the Roger receiver transfers signals from the Roger Pen Microphone directly to your hearing aid or cochlear implant sound processor. The speaker’s voice is sent straight to your ears by this Pen. The Roger Pen, Roger Pen receivers, and your hearing aids make up the system’s three primary components. Typically, the range of your Roger Pen and hearing aid is up to 10 metres (33 feet). Be careful that obstacles like walls and people may shorten this distance.
Interesting features of Roger Pen
- Microphone Setting: This aids our ability to listen in various work environments.
- Omnidirectional Setting: This setting captures sound in all directions and can be used for small gatherings or roundtables.
- Unidirectional Setting: This is ideal for one-on-one, face-to-face interactions in noisy environments as it counters sound coming from the front and sides while amplifies sound coming from the direction the pen is pointed.
- Lanyard Setting: This applies when a speaker holds the pen 8 inches or less from their mouth while wearing the lanyard around their neck.
- Automatic Setting: The pen cleverly detects whether it is being used in a unidirectional, omnidirectional, or lanyard mode when it is being worn by a speaker. This automatic setting feature can be simply disabled so that the microphone always remains in the same position. This method fixes all three microphone settings, and activating the microphone button makes it simple to return to automatic mode. The pen can also detect when it is falling, preventing a loud bang from being heard by your hearing aids when it hits a surface.
- Bluetooth: The Roger Pen can pair with Bluetooth devices, including a cell phone, thanks to this feature. You might use a Bluetooth adaptor or have a Bluetooth TV. If so, you can pair your Roger Pen with your TV or other sound equipment to listen to them.
- Direct connect to other devices: You can connect and receive sound from a variety of devices using the cube-shaped docking station, including a corded phone, laptop, iPad, radio, and TV. A small USB to 3.5mm plug audio cable is also included with the Roger pen so that it can be used to attach to devices that have 3.5mm headset sockets.