The Roger System
How the Roger system works
The Roger system enables people with hearing loss to hear and understand many more words than ever before. It could mean that they no longer need to struggle in lectures, big group meetings, on conference calls, or when there is lots of background noise. They can simply listen and get involved.
The Roger system features a discreet wireless microphone, used by the person speaking, and a MyLink neckloop receiver that simply connects to your existing hearing aids, cochlear implant or Baha.
You hear the speaker's words directly in your ears, without any distracting background noise.
Transmitter: Phonak Roger Pen
The Roger Pen is a discreet, cutting-edge, wireless microphone with fully automated settings that boosts both single and group conversations. It features Bluetooth for easy mobile phone conversations and can also be used to hear audio from other sources like TV, Skype calls and video conferences. Placing the Roger Pen on a flat surface such as a table automatically activates its 360-degree (omnidirectional) microphone setting, which picks up voices from all around. The pen also comes with a lanyard so it can be worn around the neck which is ideal if you are out and about. Or when it's noisy and you want to focus on the words of one colleague over distance, hang the Roger Pen around their neck. This focuses the Roger Pen's microphone automatically on only their voice. When you're in a large group of people, like a conference or seminar, hold the Roger Pen like a reporter's microphone and point it at the person speaking to 'zoom in' on their voice. This `zooming' also works when you want to understand a single person speaking softly and over distance.
The Roger Pen:
- Can be used as a standalone microphone or alongside other Roger Pens or the Roger Clip-On Mic to expand usage of the Roger system
- Automatically protects your hearing from extremely loud sounds
- Has up to 7 hours battery life
- Is Bluetooth compatible (up to 10m)
- Has a 20m range.
Receiver: Phonak Roger MyLink neckloop
The Roger MyLink is an easy-to-use receiver suitable for use with any hearing aid featuring a T-Coil. The MyLink is worn around your neck and when it is switched on, your hearing aids needs to be set to T/MT/T-Coil mode. The sounds you want to hear are then directly transmitted to your hearing aid.
The Roger Mylink has:
- Push-button volume control and LED
- A range up to 20m
- A rechargeable battery with up to 10 hours life
- A headphone socket (2.5mm jack socket)
- Automatic Gain Control to protect you from extremely loud sounds.
It can also be connected directly to your TV, MP3 player, HiFi and be used with your Bluetooth mobile for hands free operation.
Some individuals may already have Phonak hearing aids and alternative receivers may be more suitable. This will be assessed on a case by case basis. These discreet click-on Roger receivers attach directly to your hearing aid. With several categories of Roger receiver available there is a solution for every listener, whatever hearing technology you currently use. These receivers can be connected remotely to the Roger Pen transmitter.