Roger - microphones and receivers

When you need more than a hearing aid


 

Today’s hearing aid technology does an excellent job of improving speech understanding. However, 31% of hearing aid wearers report they still have challenges hearing in noisy situations1. Roger microphones are designed to help you in class and in conversations when there is a distance to the talker or distracting background noise. Our technology transmits speech directly to your hearing aids, providing improved speech recognition over distance and in noisy environments2,3.

 

Roger solutions in class and lectures

In class, lecture halls, or in group conversations it can be challenging to participate and communicate, especially when there is background noise or a distance to the presenter. Situations with background noise or where the sound source is at a distance are situations where Roger microphones are desgined to help. 


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Group Conversations

In a small group classroon setting or meeting, place one microphone on the table to hear your classmates and group members during times of discussion.

 

 

During class

By letting the presenter wear a Roger microphone in combination with placing additional microphones on the tables, you'll hear both the teachers and your classmates.

 

In a lecture hall

in a large auditorium, the speaker often stands at a distance from the audiencee. When presenters wear a Roger microphone their speech is transmitted to the listener.

 
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Voice-to-text

By plugging a Roger Neckloop receiver into your computer, you can use a speech-to-text application for reading wirelessly streaed speech as it is spoken.

 

Online conversations

When using a laptop, computer, or any smartphone in study group discussions, connect the Roger microphone and it will stream the sound directly to your hearing aid.

 

One-to-one conversations

When surrounded by distracting noise, use a microphone with pointing mode to focus on the person talking.

 

 

Words from our Roger users

 

"I just plug it into my phone and it’s like... it’s really cool! It makes me feel a lot more confident in social situations. And it makes me feel a lot more comfortable to go out with friends, or sit down in the cafeteria and not just listen but to engage in the conversation."

Audrey Quinn 

 
 
 

"The best part is that I always catch everything that is said in the lessons. I don't have to devote my energy to just listening to what is being said and instead I can concentrate on the teaching itself and on learning, just like my fellow students.”

Runar Jensen

 

 

Roger microphones for higher education

Situations for a student is more than just a classroom. It can be conversations and discussions in the library, the lecture hall, group rooms or the cafeteria. All these situations can be challenging listening environments. The Roger technology reduces distracting background noise while transmitting the speaker’s voice directly to your hearing aids.


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Roger Table Mic II

Designed for group discussions; several microphones can be connected in a MultiTalker Network to cover large groups. 

 

 

Roger OnTM

Roger On is a microphone dedicated for all conversations where background noise is present or when there is a distance to the talker

 

Roger SelectTM

A versatile microphone that can be worn by a presenter or placed on a table. When multiple conversations take place, the listener can manually select whom to listen to.

 

 

Improved speech understanding up to 61%

Phonak puts evidence-based research at the core of every new product and feature.

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In group conversations

Dr. Linda Thibodeau's study shows that when using hearing aids together with Roger Select and MultiBeam technology speech understanding improves up to 61% in a group conversation in 75 dBA of noise, compared to using hearing aids alone3.

 

 

Hear the difference

 

Listen how Roger technology enhances hearing aids by cutting out the background noise and allowing you to hear clearly even at a distance.

 

1. Abrams, H. B., & Kihm, J. (2015). An Introduction to MarkeTrak IX: A New Baseline for the Hearing Aid Market. Hearing Review, 22(6), 16.

2. Thibodeau, L. (2020) Benefits in Speech Recognition in Noise with Remote Wireless Microphones in Group Settings J Am Acad Audiol. 2020 Jun; 31(6): 404–411

3. Thibodeau, L. (2014). Comparison of speech recognition with adaptive digital and FM remote microphone hearing assistance technology by listeners who use hearing aids. American journal of audiology, 23(2), 201-210.​