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Thread: Best programs to use with Kirkland Signature 7

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    Default Best programs to use with Kirkland Signature 7

    I wanted to make this thread about selecting the most useful programs, but I realized that I cannot even find the list of available ones. When I got my aids, I selected 'Television' program, but it is not even listed the KS7 manual.

    Here is the list of available programs (according to the user guide):
    Automatic
    Adjusts to all environments for maximum speech clarity

    Reverb Reducer
    Reduces echo in reverberant environments

    Noise Party
    For crowded places with lots of background noise

    iFocus 360
    Lets you hear people talking beside or behind you without
    turning your head

    Television

    Music Enhancer - Listening with speakers

    Music enhancer - Listening at a live value

    Music Enhancer - Playing an instrument


    Outdoor / Traffic
    Hear sounds from all around and reduces wind noise
    Phone - Telephone (acoustic)

    Phone - XPhone
    Phone calls are automatically heard in both ears when a
    phone is held up to one ear

    Phone - Telecoil (T)
    "T" is telecoil alone
    Phone - Telecoil (mT)
    "mT" is telecoil, with microphones still on but at reduced level

    Phone - Telecoil (MT)
    "MT" is telecoil, with microphones at full level.


    My audi recommended Automatic and Noise Party, and I added Music and Television

    Automatic so far proved most useful, I change it to Noise Party if I am in noisy environment.

    Corona mentioned that Reverb Reducer is helpful, so I will add it the next time I go to Costco

    I am asking other users to share their experience with other programs, and help in getting the list of all available programs
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    My HIS said the Reverb Reducer program is particularly useful if you have hardwood floors and high ceilings. I don't so I didn't choose that. I've had one opportunity to check out the T-coil program, but I found that I had to change seats with someone to find a spot in the auditorium where it worked.
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    Which music program did you add? There are 3: listening to live music, listening to recorded music and listening to music while performing. (These aren't quotes, but paraphrases.
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    I tried all of the music programs and they seemed to behave the way they're claimed to. So I'd just go with the titles. (For example, the live music program uses a directional mic pattern -- you're looking at the stage -- while the recorded music one is omni -- so you can move around in your (quiet, distraction-free) living room and have it sound okay.)

    As for the programs, I made a picture. See below. And note that there isn't a separate Telecoil program, at least not as they show up in Connexx. There are three possible telecoil variants of the Phone program, though. "T" is telecoil alone; "mT" is telecoil, with microphones still on but at reduced level; "MT" is telecoil, with microphones at full level. So I assume if you wanted to take advantage of loops in theatres, or your living room, you'd use one of those.

    Oh, and you can have the same program in two slots. So you could have, say, slot 2 with the Telephone program set up for the telephone, and slot 3 with the Telephone program set up for using a loop in theatres or whatever. You can change the names, too, so as not to get confused.

    I do find the Reverb Reducer program helpful, but... I found it hard to set up, and as I did finally set it, it's pretty radical. That is, it doesn't sound very nice. But I can hear people on the other side of acoustically crappy spaces and that's what I wanted. I only use it when the Automatic program doesn't work.

    KS7 programs.jpg
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    Wow - 3 different music enhancement settings - one even for a musician. I wonder if they work, and I wonder if they could be approximated on Trax 42s. Music has always been important to me, and I haven't been able to find a setting that isn't annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDB View Post
    Which music program did you add?
    Hi, I added
    Music Enhancer - Listening with speakers.
    The other two are not that important to me. I am trying to improve speech recognition at first
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    Quote Originally Posted by corona View Post
    As for the programs, I made a picture. See below.
    thanks corona, very useful info and comments. I edited my first post to include more programs and some of your comments
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    These are the music programs (and I don't know if they are the same in the Trax 42):

    Live: directional miking (since you're in the audience looking at the stage), extended frequency response
    Musician: omni miking (since you're amongst the other artistes), extended frequency response
    Recorded: omni miking (since you're at home, it's quiet, and you want to be able to move around), more linear frequency response

    BTW I got this information from a 10-minute talk on audiologyonline.com -- a super-valuable resource.
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    Corona one of the few on here who has research and reading comprehension skills.

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    Happy-Snowflake.jpg

    ...and all the characters...
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