A blog post about a neckloop may seem pedestrian, dull, boring, tiresome, and (oh, did I mention?) unremarkable. After all, a neckloop is simply a thick “necklace” worn by a hearing instrument or cochlear implant wearer that connects to an external sound source (cell phone, home phone, iPod). All neckloops provide the ability to hear a sound source directly through the user’s hearing aids or cochlear implant, resulting not only in improved sound quality (no or minimal background noise), but the ability to hear information binaurally which significantly increases speech understanding in most individuals with hearing loss. So, what’s so remarkable about the Quattro 4.0?
Just like the original Quattro, the Quattro 4.0 (Item# CS-QT4) is a Bluetooth amplified neckloop that can be paired to a variety of Bluetooth devices such as cell phones, some landline telephones, TV, and audio devices (i.e. iPod, MP3). So, what makes the Quattro 4.0 so “royal”? In my mind, three unique features of this particular product make it the King of neckloops. First, if the Bluetooth Mobile Smart Phone includes a voice control feature (such as Siri or S-voice), the voice control may be activated from the Quattro 4.0 for hands-free dialing. Very cool. Second, the intercom feature allows a Quattro 4.0 user to talk to another Quattro 4.0 user within 30 feet of each other which comes in handy in noisy situations. Sweet. Third, the Quattro 4.0 is equipped with a removable Bluetooth microphone; when placed close to the person(s) speaking, it will pick up the conversation and wirelessly transmit sound to the Quattro 4.0 base worn around the user’s neck. From there, the Quattro 4.0 sends the sound directly to the user’s hearing aids or cochlear implant. Brilliant. For more information on the Quattro 4.0, contact customer service at Oaktree Products toll-free at 800.347.1960 and let them know you want to become a new member of Bluetooth Royalty!