Here is my Phonak ComPilot, as shown below, which I bought over the weekend after trying out at The Ear Foundation to see if it would suit me. I am very impressed with this piece of kit.
The buttons on the front: Plus sign for volume up. Minus for volume down and large button above for accepting and ending my phone call and for other options for the Phonak ComPilot when adjusting.
In photo below photo shows my Home button and Connect button.
In photo below I show other side of my Phonak ComPilot which is the power on and off button.
Photo below shows audio and power indicators. When its switched on and been switched on for a while, the power on indicator flashes every so often green to show you have power above 20%. When it falls below that it will flash red every so many seconds.
Audio will stay a solid blue when bluetooth streaming to an audio equipment like mp3 player or mobile phone for example.
When 1 bluetooth device is connected, it is a short blink blue. When connected to two bluetooth devices it will double-blink blue.
More visual displays are mentioned in the Phonak ComPilot instruction manual for those who may interested in this device.
Photo below showing ports for audio input, FM input and charging.
And below, photo showing my Phonak ComPilot and Creative Zen mp3 player. My mp3 player I nearly gave up on and thought I would not hear on it again.
Sound quality listening to my mp3 through my Phonak ComPilot that streams it to my hearing aids was how I remembered. Music was stereo. (No tinny music)
To listen to your music or to make a phone call on your mobile, which I did later that day and, sounded good and I could communicate using my current mobile phone to my boyfriend. You do not press any buttons on your hearing aids prior to using, this happens automatically on my hearing aid model when I turn on my Phonak Com Pilot after placing it round my neck, which for me that is the only strange thing about it because I have been used to pressing button on my hearing aids to loop setting.
While listening to my music or making a phone call, I am aware of my surroundings. This can be adjusted with your audiologist if it's a problem I believe, but for me I will use it a bit longer before discussing these options with my audiologist, as compared to my experiences before and now, I do so much better on the bus listening to my music and naturally if I ever need to make a phone call on my mobile phone, I will always find a quiet place to do it.
I have read in the instruction manual that if you turn volume down on Phonak ComPilot, but turn up volume on mp3 player or mobile phone instead, that this solves the problem of background noise.
I have also learnt through a friend who has a Phonak ComPilot that you can link it to a computer if it has bluetooth, so could help with things like listening to music, help with Skype, You Tube clips etc..