Perhaps nothing matches the Roger Pen in terms of creativity as hearing technology develops into smaller, more sleek, and subtle assistive devices. Here is a quick summary of everything you need to know about the revolutionary noise solution.
The Roger Pen in basic terms is a wireless microphone. However, the mic, which resembles a pen, may provide superior speech-in-noise and over-distance performance to those who are dealing with hearing loss, all because of its integrated capability and cutting-edge features. Adaptive transmission of information, completely automated settings, wideband audio Bluetooth for smartphone use, a TV interface, and an audio input for media are all convenient features of the Roger Pen Microphone.
The Roger Pen’s concept is simple and clear: A concealed, wireless, directional microphone that you can put in your pocket or on a conference table and that sends sound straight to your hearing aid. For those with hearing loss, it effectively produces a background noise-free environment. The Roger Pen Microphone is unique because of a hidden microphone that is located at the top side. You can set the microphone in your pocket so it faces the speaker’s chest. Optionally, you can even leave it at the podium so you can listen to a presentation from the back of the room.
Is it compatible with hearing aids?
The answer is yes! The Pen works with tiny Roger receivers that can be directly connected to cochlear implants and hearing aids that include telecoils inside them.
It can stream sound from TVs, laptops, mp3 players, gaming systems, and other devices by connecting them to the Roger Pen’s charging station or USB socket. It can also communicate with mobile phones via a Bluetooth connection.
Applications of a Roger Pen
The second most common application for the Roger Pen, after the most obvious one—understanding speech in noisy environments—is to hear clearly at a distance. Additionally, it easily links to other wireless microphones to let users build a microphone network that enables them to precisely hear several speakers. Another excellent application for the Roger Pen is for phone calls and multimedia products.
For those who are more technically oriented
Numerous small and large buttons can be located on both sides of the receiver of the Roger Pen. Standard call-answering controls are located on one side, and a set of buttons for the Roger Pen’s on/off operation, pairing with a Bluetooth headset, and switching between microphone modes are located on the other side. However, the Pen’s buttons are soft, making it difficult to tell whether your button presses were detected. Users with larger or less agile fingers may find the smaller buttons difficult to use.
Additionally, the Roger Pen includes a typical clip that fits firmly onto a shirt or pant pocket. Just a little issue, since the device uses a tiny USB plug to recharge, iPhone users will need to pack an extra cable.
Increasing the scope
We also tried Roger Pen with the Roger MyLink, a Phonak hearing aid receiver. The Pen’s WiFi connection to MyLink enables it to carry signals farther than Bluetooth and is less likely to be blocked by stationary objects like walls and people. For the Roger Pen to be connected to your hearing aid if it has a T-coil receiver, you will also need the Roger MyLink.
The Roger Pen Microphone is a device attachment that is undoubtedly from the linked device era. It goes above face-to-face interactions and uses a variety of gadgets to apply to the contemporary, digital way of life and workplace. If you grew up using technology and are already proficient with your smartphone, you’ll think the Roger Pen is well worth the investment.