Added Amplification & Understanding

Depending upon the extent of the hearing loss, hearing aids may not be enough.  Assistive listening devices, or ALDs, deliver sound in conjunction with or instead of hearing aids to boost your listening experience for specific environments.  Such environments may include excessive noise in the room or other social setting, listen to the TV, to the radio, or even a telephone.

Examples of Assistive Listening Devices

Wireless TV Transmitters

These devices may work with or instead of hearing aids for the TV or radio.  There are styles that cover the ears to block out sound from the environment, and styles that leave the ears uncovered so you can still hear people talking around you.  It is also very common to use hearing aids as the headphones.

Wireless Remote Microphones

These microphones are typically smaller and can be clipped on or near the person you are trying to hear.  Their voice is picked up by the wireless microphone and transmitted up to 33 feet away to the hearing aid wearer.  These devices are great for listening to one person in a meeting room, hearing the pastor at church, or your spouse in a noisy restaurant.

Amplified Telephones

For those who are in need of a volume boost to better hear their phone conversations.

Transcribing Telephones

For those with more significant hearing loss that need both added volume and visual assistance with telephone conversations.

Amplified Stethoscopes

Ideal for doctors, nurses, veterinarians or other medical professionals with hearing loss. Use them with headphones, earphones, or hearing aids.

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