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Is there such a thing as cordless headphones for transcription?

Posted By: landroverlady on 2009-04-21
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My cord bothers the heck out of me and since I am in need of new ones I thought I'd check with the experts (you all!!) first.     

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I use Phillips headphones; bought them at Sears for about $28 and they are fabulous.
Happens to me too - headphones won't fix it.
Doctors who can enunciate would help; although, to be fair, I find that nurses, PAs, and other support people are by far the worst when it comes to being intelligible. They should all be made to listen to several of each other's recordings before being let loose to dictate patient records.
I keep going through headphones (cheap ones), and am looking to buy a good pair for a change, preferably noise cancelling. Do the noise cancelling headphones really reduce the background noise (kids, husband, dog)? Does anybody have any ideas?
i was just told by a salesperson that MTs often think there is something wrong with the NC headphone because sometimes it will cancel out words, just by how they do their job. but i've seen some here say they work great. ??
Thank you kindly, I will look into them. With the noise level in my house sometimes, I am thinking of working in the shed, but it's not heated!
HI there i have 4 kids and a 5th including hubby and i love my Radio Shack noise cancelling. The even have a volume control on the ear pieces. LOVE THEM!
I was looking at noise cancelling headphones but they seemed big and bulky and like they would be uncomfortable after a while. I prefer the stethoscope style for comfort. The earbuds Hayseed uses look really nice so I might try those. Thanks Hayseed. Have to go back to work now so I can afford them though.
No, actually I've used several different sets of stereo headphones. I'm currently using a new set of ear buds from Radio Shack that my husband gave me for Mother's Day and they work a little better, but some docs are just awful! I haven't tried noise-cancelling headphones yet, but may have to soon.

Poor sound quality is my only issue with DSG, but lately it's becoming MORE of an issue.
I don't know if this belongs here, but I have a question about headphones.  I am looking for new ones, and just want to survey to see what other MTs prefer.  I need something that is noise-cancelling due to a lot of noise around me, but something not heavy because I have neck problems.  Anybody have any suggestions? TIA
I actually use IPod headphones and plug them into my speakers.  I think they are so much better than the standard ones I have for MTs.  Sound quality is excellent.  They run around $30.  You cannot even tell they are in your ears.  They are extremely light. 
doing VR: Sure, you put your headphones on,..sm
listen to the whole dictation and while listening you make your corrections.
There is no other way to do VR. You HAVE to listen to the whole report.
Well of course I use my headphones (sm)
I listen to every word, I add headings, don't add spacing, speed up the dictation, etc.  I get nowhere with line count, yet looking at the comparisons, all these other people are amassing big production.  I just wondered if maybe I'm doing too much to make these reports look straight typed.  I'm pretty damn sick of it.
Transcription work is not a sure thing.

Physicians take vacations.  Physicians leave the practice.  Clients switch companies.  You cannot expect an MTSO to always have work when this is not the sort of business that you can promise anything. 

This profession is sort of like take it when you get it and not when it's convenient.  Whether you have your own accounts or work for a company, this still holds true. 

There are times when I see no end, and then there are times when I can take a deep breath and a break.  It's just the nature of the business. 

Breitner Transcription does/did the same thing.
Not the OP...but stereo headphones did not help me.

I have Bose headphones
I have the Bose over the ear headphones - cost about $150, but it's the best $$ I ever spent.  Makes such a huge difference in how I hear the dictators.  Nothing compares to it.
MQ sent out headphones and weekly contests.
still don't let 'em though.
Ditto - it's never a good thing to learn transcription

Hands-On Transcription does the same thing but unsure if they are good or bad...sounds bad though
I was inquring about a job with Hands-On Transcription company.  They did not have any website or physical address.  They had just posted on here.  I had emailed the lady several times.  She told me I could purchase a C-phone from her for 399.00, which I do not have any familiarity with a C-phone (never had to use them in my career as of yet).  Plus before she sent me the paperwork she wanted my name, phone, address, and SS#..I sent that, out of hesitation, and she has never sent paperwork back.  Though she did email me about something else.  I am scared now that maybe I should not have given her the information since I could not find anything on the company.  So, please be careful.  I should have went with my gut instincts....
Debate is one thing, and posting is one thing,
but this is getting absurd. I think it must be the same person, otherwise multiples who cannot stay on topic?? Why can't you STICK with the subject? The subject of my post was NOT what your cent per line rate was or is - I could care less- and not how much money you made last year, this year, or in your life, but how silly the comment was that your cents per line rate means NOTHING, that its up to you - some fluff like that. That is just so silly. Again, working for the same company, same account, is one going to make more money being paid more per line? OF course! This is so frustrating and really makes me so tired of reading this garbage let alone posting. Its like a nightmare. And also makes me completely believe that the original company must pay peanuts.
good thing it is a temporary thing sm
because people with your attitude don't stay in anything very long anyway. Nobody has to listen to that crap to keep their job.

You don't know me either. you can say old fart all you want (when did 53 get to be old fart....too funny) but at least I am a valuable employee who can get a decent job!
Well for one thing, it would not be a professional thing
to do for any MTSO to have a board to do this as part of being an MTSO involves the ability to identify and hold on to confidential information. Even if a person is a job hopper (which in this business rather than go against you can make you a stronger better MT if you can do just about anything thrown at you), if a person is looking for a job, a company needs to have the MT's permission to contact their current employer. Where one has worked or has not worked is something that is very unprofessional being discussed on a board by MTSOs.

Being a business owner of any kind comes with it possessing what it takes to maintain ethical practices.

Webinar -Evolving Medical Transcription: Technology's impact on traditional transcription process

Hey everyone, check out this link. This is what we are up against. Be sure and note how 3M or whoever is the sponsor of this webinar throws in that dictation and transcription is time-consuming.  Nevermind that EMR and VR take more time and money to be successful and it only takes 38 seconds to dictate a returning patient and 2 minutes to dictate a new patient versus 500 clicks on a point and click EMR or the mess VR makes and having to have an Editor come in and clean up the mess. Propaganda that we should know about.



TransTech / Transcription, Technology, and Support / The Transcription Doctors nm
Trying to get info on Transcription-Express(not X-press Transcription)....

Got a call and am scheduled to be hooked on later this week.  Does someone need to stop me?  TIA 

Anyone work for Oak Transcription or Nicholas Transcription- please e-mail me nm
Need pros and cons of Soap Transcription and US Transcription

I am looking for a new home and have applied and accepted by one of these companies.  Hoping to hear from the other very soon.  Can anyone tell me the good/bad of these 2 companies.  Soap is out of Michigan and US Transcription is out of Iowa. 

Thanks in adance for your help/support. 

Do you mean TMT Transcription or Tidewater Medical Transcription sm
known as TMT. Their tactics are to look for you so it sounds like them.
TRS Transcription (Transcription Relief Services)

Please let me know if you work for this company and what you think of them. I am testing right now and hope they are a good company! :)

Thanks :)

MDI-FL is not the same as it use to be. They say one thing sm
and do another. MDI-FL has their pets and it is so evident. 
One more thing

Do you know anything about Medical Transcription Services out of Texas. They hire graduates of Andrews and other schools.  Thank you.



Oh-one more thing...

You never said how many lines you type an hour-- over 350 to 400 typing and 600 editing??

DIDN'T THINK SO--you don't know what you are talking about in regards to the problems a lot of us are having because it is probably better for you.  Even the Transcend CEO said it would be better for the SLOWER MTs.  I guess you are one of those I take it.  If you EVER get your line count up and then have it snatched away, then maybe you will understand what we are talking about, but right now you are clueless sweetie!!!....LOL

That's the thing and
I've been watching this board for a few months now and whenever anyone has a good position as the the poster above states, they never post their real name or where they work. Hmmmm.
OSI did the same thing to me ....
It took them 2 months after I got an acceptance letter. Nobody knew what anyone else was doing and they would never call me back or answer my E-mails or anything, so I went elsewhere and boy am I glad I did
Another thing...

I find it particularly pathetic that someone at Transcend is so willing to put my name out there, yet doesnt post their name.  I am sure that you are one to get on here and complain and whine about how you hate Transcend and are so unhappy and trash the place while hiding in secrecy.  Why not post your complaints on the forum?  To afraid?  It really burns me that someone could drag me into this thread while being a coward and not post their own name. 

She had one thing that the other
management knew nothing about....RESPECT for the MTs!

And the sad thing about this...sm
they have some great accounts, great dictators...but they are pitiful to work for. Happened to me 3 times. When I told them their check was no good...her response was....funds will be available in 3 days. yeah right!!! I was stupid to stay on that long to receive 3 BAD checks.

Know what will happen, one day some of those MTs will get pissed off and they MAY just lose some of those good accounts they have...and that 8% allowance for spaces..yeah right, who does Deb Garrison think she is fooling? Does she really think all MTs can't "figure" that this is so wrong!!!!

She and her husband are a piece of WORK...
Here is the thing. (sm)
Those who fail a test for employment at other nationals can be hired by OSi. So, how does that make you feel? OSi does not require a decent score to be hired....they are desperate!!!

I would not feel too superior working for OSi...I would be embarrassed!
They are doing the same thing at MDI-FL.
Overhire and no work for current employees.  
Only thing I know is... sm
I've seen the recruiters name listed for at least 4 companies in the last couple years and have been misled to two companies she recruited for, I would be wary of any promises she makes.  Just my observation of the job boards, won't work anywhere she recruits for.
And another thing (sm)

We all will make this profession or what used to be a profession what it is today.

We are selling a service.  If I hired an attorney, I would not ask him for a psychological test or a credit report.  I wouldn't ask a contractor that was doing some work in the backyard for a credit report.

When companies ask me for too much for too little, I blow them off.  They are already taking a lot of your pay.  For them to want you to be an IC, you pay for your own equipment and internet service, you give them an hourly schedule when you are supposed to be an IC, they want 3 references, etc., and now they want a psycological test?  Ask a contract attorney or contractor for that, they'd probably hang up the phone in your ear.

Yes, I want to hire you as my attorney, but I want to see a credit report, want to know exactly what hours you will be working and you will need to take a psychological test.  All this and I will pay you $10.00 an hour.

I think it is nonsense and they are not treating us like professionals and with the respect that we deserve.  And with that, good luck ladies and gents! 

Same Thing For Me

The same thing happened to me.  Got a call yesterday stating that I started the testing, but never finished and they would like me to work with them.  The reason I didn't finish it is that I got a pop-up screen that said I didn't have enough experience, but the caller yesterday said they stress the 2-year experience heavily and I don't have 2 years yet.

even my mgr says there is really no such thing
as straight 'verbatim'. We have to use a little common sense, and esp with obvious errors of dictation, we put what is right, ie, the he/she thing.

I work a verbatim as my primary account, and at times would LOVE to put it character-per-character verbatim, but it'd never fly and at least my mgmt understands that (at MQ)...
Here's the thing.
I came to this board in a sincere search for info about companies. When I saw all the OSi bashing and name-calling and the tendency to berate anybody that might disagree, my immediate impression was that this was just a disgruntled employee taking his/her bad feelings out on an ex-employer. If anything, it made OSI look more appealing to me. I was relieved when the adm. finally took measures to get some proof because when facts are presented in an irrational, angry way, they're really questionable. Presentation is everything. If you want to express your opinion, why not do it in such a way that you're believable and don't come across as an unreliable source. What's so difficult about that? People want your honest opinions, but aren't looking to be insulted or read your personal vendettas. And now that I'm comfortably with a co. again, I won't be coming back to this board. It's been a very negative experience for the most part.
One more thing to add...
Remember, we don't have time to give kudos for every good report you do too - most of us (I know at my company we do) we have an extremely high production level to meet every day, which I don't agree with because it makes it difficult for us to give much feedback and we only have time to say if someone is doing something wrong, etc. We don't have time to say on every report for someone who is training -great job on this one, good job on that one - it's just not the way it is.
One thing I can say for sure is that
medical transcription keeps recruiters busy.  One recruiter pays $1200 rent in Florida, not to mention other expenses.  She told me this herself.  Sounds like recruiting is big business more than MTs.  Another recruiter whose last name rhymes with day probably makes as much or more.  Her name is continually on this board.  Thanks for the freedom to post on this board.
One last thing.
You are just annoying people on this board who have a rapport with me. Maybe you are just annoying people on this board who have a rapport with MQ'er. I agree with her, and I'll thank you not to accuse me and the others of being her. You're the one using foul language and calling people names because you got CALLED OUT for making the mistakes and having a negative attitude, and you don't like it one little bit.
One more thing, lol
I'm going to assume you are talking about the fact that _____'s name is being used. I'm guessing that because she came on the board to defend her position and used her name, that it opened up the door, so to speak, for her name to be used in posts. If my assumption is wrong...well then my previous post still covers it! :)
the thing too is
no job is safe anymore. Sure you can go to school for your bachelors degree, but look how many people who are degreed to the hill with experience are out of work.
The last thing I would want is to be put on a
they have just hired too many MTs, period.  I have worked for MDI for several years and working whenever you wanted was never a problem before that I knew of.  But I think now there are just too many people competing for the work.  Every time there are a few reports everyone jumps on and grabs them, we run out again, and we all have to keep checking back in looking for more work.  There is just not enough work to go around and that's the whole problem.  It took me 10 hours yesterday to get 1000 lines.  My goal had been 2000 lines, but can't get 2000 lines if there's not enough work.
The best thing to do!
Be honest. Better to look up what you don't know, and admit to having to do that than be cocky and guess at it.

There are a lot of things I know off the top of my head, as another poster put it, but it, along with everything else, escapes me when I'm hit with something like that.

Look at it this way: Actors memorize their lines and could probably recite them in their sleep, but if they get stage fright, it all goes out the window. Same thing.