As a new hearing-aid user, how does one manage with hearing-aids and
headphones, or do you have to buy special induction devices?
Thanks for any help,
On 15 Nov 2017, at 10:13, David Griffith <daj.griffith@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I think we all hav different solutions to this.
The two main portable devices I use are my iPhone and the Victor Reader
If using my phone For RNIB and Calibre Books I always use voicedream Reader.
I also use Voicedream on Android but to a lesser extent.
Basically if you have iCloud Manager on Windows getting the books into
Voicedream is a breeze. Simply copy your Flash drive contents onto your PC.
Make a zip file of this and call it the name of your book.
Now copy this file to your iCloud Drive where there is a folder called
reader, and in there is a folder called Loader. Anything you copy here will
show up magically in your Voicedream Reader Library on your phone. I have a
shortcut to this folder on my desktop so getting a book onto my phone is
literally a click and a control V away.
I should say that you need to enable iCloud Sync in Voicedream Settings for
this to work.
Using the Victor Reader Stream you simply copy the book into the VROtherBooks
folder on your SD Card.
In terms of hearing if I am to use the Stream I personally run the mp3 files
through the free Mp3Gain utility where I increase the DB up to 100 from the
normall default which will be about 89 or 90 in my experience.
This makes the books much louder and easier for me to hear on the Stream.
On the iPhone under Accessibility there are settings to make the phone play
more nicely with digital hearing aids.
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From: roger south <mailto:dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 15 November 2017 08:52
To: BCAB Discussion List <mailto:bcab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
Subject: [access-uk] Flash Drive Players
Please forgive the cross post. I get most of my books from RNIB and Calibre
on flash drives which I play on my PTX1. But when I go on holiday I use
something smaller and more portable. Unfortunately its on the verge of dying
and a replacement is not in sight. The King’s Audio Sonic is a brilliant
piece of kit but it is not hearing aid compatible so of no use to me. I’ve
trawled the web and phoned likely supplier and got no-where. Can anyone help
Many thanks Roger