Children and young people who wear hearing-aids and cochlear implants can use a new microphone, the Roger Pen, which cuts background noise when listening to music, stories or TV and pairs with mobile phones for calls.
Infants and Preschoolers
As babies with hearing-devices travel in buggies, the words their carer says to them, goes directly from the Roger pen into their hearing-aids, with little to no environmental sound disturbance from ambient noise nearby.
One user, Keira Ridley, her family – and the local nursery staff – use the lightweight Roger microphone pen when talking one-on-one or in groups at home or at nursery, for singing, and when talking while travelling by car.
Children Beyond Kindergarten
Slightly older children also benefit from the microphone when playing sport, at the park or during group work at school. Families recently interviewed by the Mumsnet website in the UK gave very positive reviews overall:
Finally, this video has user testimonials for further insights to how the microphone pen is used by children and young adults alike.
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