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  1. PinballWiz

    Phonak ComPilot, must be around neck?

    I have the integrated receiver, and my audiologist did install that onto the HA, but I don't think any particular programming was involved. Pairing the pen to the receiver doesn't require the audiologist. I've bought two pens from ebay and paired both of them myself, easily. You simply hold it...
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    Disability

    My impression is that it's damn near impossible to get SSDI for hearing loss. I've never tried, as so far I haven't needed to. But with my hearing dropping dramatically in recent months I did look into it. I didn't pursue trying to get it, but simply did some research. I have complete loss in...
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    What would you do if you were asked to speak in public while deaf?

    The middle finger might be a good visual reference. :) I'm late 50's, and yes I still have to take marching orders at work. No getting around that. But one thing about getting older is that we (or at least, I) feel less inclined to do things I don't want to do just because someone else thinks I...
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    What would you do if you were asked to speak in public while deaf?

    Dude. They can’t make you speak in front of a group just because it’s your birthday. Tell them to pound sand.
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    should i tell my boss?

    I don't know the full ins and outs of the ADA, but it's not a big blanket of protection, especially if someone misrepresented their capabilities in order to get hired. If I apply for a job on the loading dock and indicate that lifting 50 pound packages won't be a problem, and they day after...
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    should i tell my boss?

    I'm not sure I'd call it a loophole. Just reality. Where I'm located in the USA my employer can let me go any time for any reason. Maybe they don't like my shoes. There's no legal recourse just because I'm deaf. I'd have to somehow prove that this was the reason I was let go. That'd be pretty...
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    should i tell my boss?

    I suppose it depends who and where you are. I'm a 57 year old male with zero hearing in one ear and a 90-100db loss in the other. I could be let go tomorrow for any reason whatsoever and have no legal recourse. It's not like they'd say that they're letting me go because of my hearing (or...
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    What has your 2018 been like?

    :( Sorry to hear that vegandreamer. I know we all need to go one way or another, but cancer truly takes a toll on everyone. It sucks.
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    What has your 2018 been like?

    My 2018 was fine, though my hearing took a dump for the worse. But I'll make do. I'll give a shout out to my two daughters, both away at college. One is a Senior on target to graduate in May. The other is a Sophomore, just elected treasurer of her sorority. They're both far better humans than I...
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    Phonak Naida V vs Naida B?

    BTW. A special Happy New Year to all of you who have helped me in this thread. Much appreciated!
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    Phonak Naida V vs Naida B?

    LOL. That's not what I meant. I meant I wasn't sure how a male to male audio cable addressed my problem. ;) That said, I found an ebay seller who deals with Roger accessories has access to the specific cables, though they aren't listed on ebay. They're selling 5 to me for $3 each. Jackpot!
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    Phonak Naida V vs Naida B?

    Yeah, that's what I need. The mobile cable. The base is fine for at my home office or work. I have three bases, and those cables can be found anywhere. It's that little micro-usb/audio that seems unique in some way. Not the connectors, but the function. I'm going to message a few ebay sellers...
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    Phonak Naida V vs Naida B?

    Not sure what they mean by that. What is needed is a micro-usb to audio, either male or female. If female then use a male to male adaptor. But like I said, none of them work. The male to male adaptor isn’t the problem. It’s the micro-usb to audio that’s the problem. I can find plenty of cables...
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    Phonak Naida V vs Naida B?

    They were audio cables. Micro-usb to audio jack...either male or female. Seems like they were all designed for Android phones, and my guess is that they were designed for the micro-usb to be the audio source sending the signal to the audio jack. But with the pen it's the reverse...the micro-usb...
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    Phonak Naida V vs Naida B?

    That's generous of you to offer, but I'll not put you to the trouble...at least not yet. I do still have one (I have two pens) so I'm not out in the cold. I'll probably bite the bullet and ask my audiologist next time I'm in there. And keep watching ebay US. None of the non-phonak specific...
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    I watched Die Hard yesterday. Because it was Christmas.
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    Yule tidings and happy Christmas.

    Not a huge fan of the season. I don't care for the forced gatherings with people who I don't really care to hang out with, nor the crowds and general disruption of everything. It was perhaps fun when I was little, and again when my kids were little, but as of now...bah humbug. Just a little...
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    Phonak Naida V vs Naida B?

    Update. Two of the 4 different cables arrived, and as I feared they do not work with the pen. The pen seems not to recognize that a cable it plugged in. My guess is some unique pin in the connector. Two other ones coming, but... I did email Phonak and they directed me to my audiologist. I'm not...
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    What hearing aid would you recommend for severe-profound loss (in 2018)?

    Most of those questions are probably best for your audiologist. As far as the comparison from the S UP to the B UP, I could not say as I've only (recently) gotten the B. And this is my first high power aid. Is it more volume that you're seeking, or better clarity? If it's volume then I'd guess...
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    What hearing aid would you recommend for severe-profound loss (in 2018)?

    I looked at some of your older posts and see that you were wearing the Naida S UP. Not sure how that compares with a Naida B UP, but that one seems to be the go to aid in the Phonak line for severe/profound loss. Have you been happy with Phonak? Or are you looking to switch brands? Or are there...
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