Equipment review – CM-BT2 Bluetooth neckloop
By Alex Gerrard, Senior Outreach Worker
I was trying out a piece of equipment on display at our Hereford Centre; a Bluetooth listening device, model number CM-BT2. The device works by ‘pairing’ my hearing aid to the Bluetooth neck loop.
After following the instructions and setting up the device, I then found myself listening to music from my mobile phone via the Bluetooth device and the sound quality was very clear, easy to link up with my mobile phone, and I found this enjoyable.
When making phone calls, the conversation was very clear and to my surprise I found it easy to hear as the sound was direct to my hearing aids. The only fault I did find was calling people accidentally.
The Bluetooth neck loop is very light around your neck and you hardly know that it is there. I tried it on the iPad and linked it up via Bluetooth; again the sound quality was good and very easy to use, I found you need to be close to the iPad at all times for the best signal, because if you move away you start to get interference. The iPad is too bulky to carry around so ideally it is better used indoors.
I would recommend those who like listening to music that have a hearing loss, try out the Bluetooth device before purchase to see if it’s compatible for your own needs.
For more information on this device or other equipment on display at Hereford, please use the drop-in service at the Centre every Wednesday, 10am – 1pm. No appointment necessary.
Watch this space for more reviews, when I put other equipment to the test!