Assistive Listening Devices
If you’re a hearing aid user, you’re well aware of how your hearing aids work hard to help you understand speech in noisy environments and have sophisticated settings that allow optimum output in any listening environment.
When it comes to listening to conversations on the phone, watching TV, or enjoying your favorite music, you sometimes need a little more help. That's where an assistive listening device (ALD) can help.
ALDs allow you to hear better in certain situations. Generally, they are tiny portable devices which are designed to amplify sounds. The hearing loss of each person is different, so having an ALD is one way of tailoring your hearing experience, and offering more support when and where you need it.
ALDs can be used alone, but when combined with hearing aids, the listening experience can be improved by filling in the hearing gaps. This additional resource is about giving you high-quality sound, even though your hearing wasn't what it was once.
ALDs help in three main areas; communicating on the phone, watching television, and holding conversations in person.
In-Person Conversations: There are lightweight, portable systems that exist which amplify sounds close to you and eliminate background noise, so you won't struggle to hear what's being said, whether you're in your living room or a noisy restaurant.
When speaking on the phone, using an ALD is all about clarifying sounds, improving sound quality, and eliminating feedback. Some can even replace your phone, providing a large-button analog device, voice-phone options, caller ID, and even a stored number address book.
TV viewing can be more enjoyable than ever with an ALD specifically for watching TV. This attaches directly to the television, and sounds are transmitted through earbuds or headphones, providing an upgraded TV experience.
If you are interested in utilizing assistive listening devices, contact us to learn more about your options.