The Cochlear™ Wireless Mini Mic 2+1 is one of Cochlear’s most versatile wireless accessories. The portable, clip-on microphone transmits speech and sound directly to your processor—and with a range of over 80 feet and a battery life of up to 11 hours, it’s as reliable as it is powerful. Battery life may vary.

Here are 6 ways the Mini Mic 2+ can improve your day-to-day life:

1. Hearing at restaurants may become easier

Conversing in a crowded restaurant can be difficult, so it’s easy to understand why it’s especially challenging for individuals with hearing loss.

The Mini Mic 2+ can mean the difference between a silent meal and a lively discussion. If you’re having a one-on-one conversation, ask your companion to clip the microphone to their shirt. When worn vertically (clipped on or worn on a lanyard) the microphone automatically switches into directional mode and minimizes background noise.

If you’re sharing a meal with a group of people, simply place the microphone horizontally near the center of the table. The microphone will automatically switch into omni-directional mode, picking up the voices of multiple speakers.

Mini Mic 2+ on restaurant table

2. Stay in the loop with FM and telecoil connectivity

You may have heard of FM systems and telecoil before, but you may not realize how often they can benefit you. Both are often found in theaters, museums, convention centers, places of worship, and more.

FM systems pick up sound close to a source and transmit it through frequencies similar to those of a radio station.

In contrast, telecoil (or t-coil) functionality allows users to take advantage of hearing loops, which are built into the floor of the venue and electromagnetically transmit audio to the user’s processor.

The Mini Mic 2+ is compatible with both systems, so you can easily take advantage of the resources offered to hard-of-hearing individuals—no extra headset needed.

3. It puts the “cool” in school

You may have a soft-spoken teacher, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ace the class. Especially in a large classroom, the Mini Mic 2+ can make a huge difference.

Simply ask the teacher to clip it to their shirt before the lecture begins. For group projects, take advantage of the omni-directional mode.

You may also want to check if your school’s auditorium utilizes an FM system or telecoil. If so, you have everything you need to get connected.

4. On the job? Let the Mini Mic 2+ do the work

The Mini Mic 2+ is just as useful after graduation. Whether your job involves in-house meetings or traveling to meet with clients, the omni-directional microphone is perfect for listening in large groups. Place it horizontally on the table or desk and you’re ready to go. Plus its small size means it’s discreet, so you can focus on the work that really matters.

Mini Mic 2+ on table5. Enjoy road trips

Some of the most memorable conversations take place in the car. Whether you’re on a road trip with family, a night out with friends, or on a date with someone special, you’ll want to hear every word.

However, often the seating arrangement means it’s difficult to read visual cues—such as lips and gestures—from the other people in the car.

If you’re sitting in the front seat, place the Mini Mic 2+ behind you to pick up the sounds from the back seat. Or if you’re in the back, try placing it on the dashboard to hear the people up front. If you’re with one other person, ask them to clip the microphone to their shirt.

6. Take a hike. No, really!

Next time you’re on a hike or run with a friend, try clipping your Mini Mic 2+ to your partner’s shirt.  Even if the trail is so narrow you have to walk single file, you can stream their voice straight to your processor. Plus its long range means you’ll be able to hear them even if one of you falls behind.

Find more information on the Mini Mic 2+ now!

  1. The Cochlear Wireless Mini Mic 2+ is compatible with the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6, Nucleus® 7, Kanso®, Baha® 4, Baha® 5, Baha® 5 Power, and the Baha® 5 SuperPower sound processors.
Skylar Mason
As a journalism student, Baha recipient, and Anders Tjellström Scholarship winner, Skylar is excited to join the team at Cochlear as an intern to tell the stories of other CI and Baha recipients! She attends the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.