Roger trial still going well. Since my last post i have had some settings changed on my Naida. There is a mix you can have, originally it was 50/50, which is 50% background noise and 50% Roger. I found that if i was listening to music on the train etc, the music would be cut out by the background noise, so we changed it to 70/30, which is 70% Roger and 30% background noise, which is better. Also Clearvoice was changed to Low, music is good now (as i sit here with Glastonbury on).
Work wise, Roger is being used a lot. In meetings it is superb. I get my boss to wear Roger on the lanyard and i can hear all the meeting instead of me struggling. The voice comes to me instead of me struggling to go to the voice. Sometimes with the lanyard option other people in the meeting may seem to come through a bit faint.
The picture above is me on a conference call on my mobile using Roger. It was really clear. And as the voice comes straight into your ear, you cut out the middle man, which makes life so much easier. If you use your CI normally to take a call it can sometimes be difficult if you have background noise…..using Roger cuts a lot of that out.
We had a group discussion around a table last week, so i placed Roger in the middle of the table, that was really good, it was in a quiet area and all voices were very clear. I think i prefer this option, but as i have a couple of meetings this week, will try some other ways. You can override the automatic microphone selection, so will try a few different options this week.
One thing i enjoy is the freedom of listening to music and being wire free, it’s so much better. It’s also quite fun when you can sit in work and listen to music and nobody knows……..shhh keep that quiet otherwise i’ll get told off………
To enable me to have Roger on a permanent basis i will have to apply for Access to work grant, i emailed the main contact address asking for info and what i need to do, and guess what, they replied i can apply on the phone, it takes about 10 mins to get the details, hmmmm, something as important as that you’d have thought it would have been via a paper based application for deaf people. I do think i can go to my local Job Centre plus as well.
So what else have i been doing, well the usual stuff, work, work, a beer here or there. I had a few Friday just gone, well more than a few, i think i tried to drink a pub dry. Unfortunately an old friend died 2 weeks ago, it was his funeral, and we sent him off in true style, i have no memory of the bus home, i can just remember getting home though. I woke up at 0520, in bed, still with my t-shirt on and underwear, socks too, i thought ooo how did i get here……
Saturday i went to Stockport, now that was another wonderful day out. I was given a quick tour of the famous parts of Stockport, including The Plaza, and 1920/30’s old style Cinema. I was lucky to be shown inside, and wow was i impressed. And the plus side, the chap telling us about The Plaza was so clear to understand, i wasn’t using Roger, just my CI on Low CV setting, and i heard everything. After there we then went on a tour of Robinsons Brewery, that was very good too, i used Ultrazoom in there, that worked brilliant. After a taster or 3 and a bite to eat, we headed off to another pub, and guess what, we ended up in another brewery, my sort of day out!
That is the Plaza above.
Behind the door there was a basic bar and brewery
And we found this beer in the last pub we went in.