At All Ears Audiology we recognise that sometimes a hearing aid is not the solution or the only solution.
Assistive listening devices can be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to a hearing aid. Devices available include –
- Amplified pocket talker headset (very basic device used for 1:1 conversations)
- Amplified telephones (corded, cordless and mobiles) to communicate with hearing aids
- Amplified doorbells
- Amplified alarm clocks that also flash and shake to wake you up
- Wireless amplified headsets for the TV (neck loop available to communicate with hearing aids)
- TV adaptors which are Bluetooth and wirelessly communicate with the hearing aids linked via a separate device(or remote)
- Bluetooth adaptors or microphones to be used in many environments e.g. lectures or meetings, classroom or for close range speech in a noisy environment
- FM systems are designed to work either on their own or with a hearing aid. The microphone is worn by the speaker and it sends the speech directly to the transmitter which is received by the wearer via a headset or directly into the hearing aid.
These are just a few devices available.