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I found a great BT audio accessory for the G5

K4RBT

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I wonder if a bone conduction earphone would bypass the part of my ear that is causing tinnitus (constant whistles that sometimes beat together) and the high frequency loss. I have seen bone conduction headsets for fire department use to overcome the losses caused by the work environment. Only, they are about a $1000 a pop. They are specific to the radio and no BT.
It may be simpler to wait for new hearing aids the have BT.
I like the idea of connect to the head in a vehicle. My Nissan Frontier has connectivity and it is easy to link anything. I like to not mess with a cell phone while driving but this makes it somewhat safer. Quick on and off of a call, back to the the driving 100%.
 

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I wonder if a bone conduction earphone would bypass the part of my ear that is causing tinnitus (constant whistles that sometimes beat together) and the high frequency loss. I have seen bone conduction headsets for fire department use to overcome the losses caused by the work environment. Only, they are about a $1000 a pop. They are specific to the radio and no BT.
It may be simpler to wait for new hearing aids the have BT.
I like the idea of connect to the head in a vehicle. My Nissan Frontier has connectivity and it is easy to link anything. I like to not mess with a cell phone while driving but this makes it somewhat safer. Quick on and off of a call, back to the the driving 100%.
I have Nuear HA’s and Starkey Halo 2’s, both BT, neither will connect to my G5, only my phone. I don’t believe bone conduction devices will help with tinnitus but possibly could be loud enough to over ride the whistle sound. There are so many variables with BT and hearing devices that only an engineer can decipher.

If Unication would release the 1.3 firmware I’m sure we would have more BT options.
 

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I have the Starkey Halo 2 and have trouble linking to my iPhone 8. Phone connects like a rabbit in my Frontier, just push the button. This is my second set from Starkey. Drown the first pair getting in to the first shower aft a full left knee replacement. My sister got her hearing aides at Costco, they have an audiologist in the store for profiling your hearing. Looked them up on-line, great reviews and 1/2 the cost of the Starkeys.
Since I cannot use headphones with the aides, I designed an equalizer that matches the frequency loss. Ah, getting old (at least that is what they attribute things that are breaking)!
 

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I have the Starkey Halo 2 and have trouble linking to my iPhone 8. Phone connects like a rabbit in my Frontier, just push the button. This is my second set from Starkey. Drown the first pair getting in to the first shower aft a full left knee replacement. My sister got her hearing aides at Costco, they have an audiologist in the store for profiling your hearing. Looked them up on-line, great reviews and 1/2 the cost of the Starkeys.
Since I cannot use headphones with the aides, I designed an equalizer that matches the frequency loss. Ah, getting old (at least that is what they attribute things that are breaking)!
Got my Halo 2’s from the VA. I’ve used them with iPhone 7, 8, 10xr and 11. Some days the phone will pair, most days not unless I reboot the phone. The NuEar’s pair every time but are in need of repair. I use Apple AirPods with both HA’s with no issues. I also use full coverage headphones with my HA’s at home in the shack.

The Unication G5 has much better audio for me than either of my Uniden scanners but there are times when I want/need to listen privately. I recognize that the Unication radios are pagers and there is little need for BT accessories but I’m hoping firmware 1.3 gets a full BT commitment.
 
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