Another FM System Update :)
We walked to church today for the Thursday evening services. The pastor was in early. (Sometimes I don't see him till the service starts, then it's too late.) I have been trying to get in church earlier so I could talk to him about my Zoomlink (FM system transmitter-it's the second one in the link provided). I talked to him about it last June. Finally. I always tried to just point the Zoomlink at the paster, but it didn't work so well. This time I was able to explain it to him. The church has a different FM system in place, and it didn't interfere with the frequency the Zoomlink was on. I was able to get more of what the pastor was saying than I ever had before. I would say I got about 25% more out of the sermon and managed to follow along with the hymns. I always got lost and had to wait for the "beginning" sound when a new hymn verse was started, only to get lost by the time I get to the third line. I don't understnad what each muscial note means so I don't know if a song is slower or not. I may read the song faster than I need to. It's been a long time since I was able to follow a song in the litergy ("O Lord, Our Lord"). I always got lost with that one. All in all, with the church being a quiet setting (the best listening environment), I was pretty satisfied with the Zoomlink's capabilities. :)
There were times when he turned around, his back to the audience, I would get a lot of static. I guess that is only because the frequency waves were cut off by his body-if he faced the crowd, there's nothing blocking the connection.
I am no longer scared of taking the boots (audio shoe) off the hearing aid (HA). Another friend who has a Phonak hearing aid (I have Oticon Sumo DM) said her boots always broke. It's not cheap to replace the boots. But the Phonak boots are different (longer and/or smaller) than the audio shoes I have for my HAs.
I can't always wear the HAs with the boots (my ears get sore-I mean the auricle, not from the noise.) and receiver (MicroMLxS) on- it adds more bulk from the additional weight. It really doen't weigh that much more than my HA, but it just gets sore. To compare different boots for different HAs, click here (if you are interested) for video demonstrations for how to put the boots on. Some do look like they may break easier if you aren't careful.
Okay, I have been yakking long enough. :) Night-night.
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