Assistive Listening Devices
People with all degrees and types of hearing loss can benefit from assistive listening devices.
You may have certain communication needs that cannot be solved by the use of hearing aids alone. These situations may involve the use of the telephone, radio, television, and the inability to hear the door chime, telephone ring, and alarm clock.
Various kinds of assistive listening devices are listed below:
Personal Listening Systems
Designed to carry sound directly to the listener. Includes FM systems and personal amplifiers.
TV Listening Systems
Designed for listening to TV, radio, or stereo without interference from surrounding noise.
Direct Audio Input Hearing Aids
Can be connected to the TV, stereo, tape and/or radio, microphones, auditory trainers, and personal FM devices.
Telephone Amplifying Devices
Telephones that are “hearing aid compatible”.
Professional musician monitors are designed for live concert sound reinforcement, film and/or video production. They work with any wireless or hardwired receiver for stereo, binaural or monaural sound quality.
Ear Molds: Swim Molds
People who do not want water in their ear canals can have floatable swimmer’s earplugs made of a water resistant material for either shower or swimming use.