(ALDs)

An Assistive Listening Device is any device other than hearing aids that are designed to improve a person’s ability to communicate and to function more independently despite a hearing loss. There are many types of devices available which are in two basic categories.

1) ALARM DEVICES These devices are sensory devices, which warn, signal and alert. They function by providing one or more tactile, visual and/or auditory signals. Examples include:

  • Wake-up alarms
  • Smoke detectors
  • Door bell detectors
  • Telephone ring detectors
  • Other sounds detectors

These devices work by providing a vibration, flashing light or louder signal in a frequency range that can be heard which will alert the person to the particular sound.

2) LISTENING DEVICES Listening devices are designed to bring the listener closer to the source of the desired sound. They reduce undesirable background noise and provide greater clarity for speech. There are four main categories: Loop, FM, Infrared and Hardwired.

  • Loop system A Loop System is a loop of wire around a room. This system uses the hearing aid’s telephone switch. The loop is connected to an amplifier that receives signals from the sound source. This system can be used for groups, small or large. There are large systems in some churches, theatres and meeting rooms. Small portable systems are now available for home use.
  • FM system FM system is a radio system consisting of a small transmitter and microphone. The microphone is placed near the sound source and the signal is sent to the receiver which the person wears.
  • Infrared system Infrared systems consist of a transmitter and receiver. A microphone is placed near the sound source and the signal is transmitted to the person by lightwaves.
  • Hardwire systems This system is similar to the others except that the person is directly “wired” to the microphone or transmitter. It is designed for small areas at home.

Assistive Listening Devices serve a variety of functions to help you hear better in multiple lifestyle situations. These devices are meant to be used either with or without hearing aids depending on the type. When used with hearing aids, assistive listening technology can increase the positive benefits associated with hearing aids and create a powerful combination. The products below are a sampling of the technologies available for purchase. Please ask us for further information on products not listed.

C4105

Amplified Personal Emergency Response Telephone TALK500-ER

KEY FEATURES

  • Talking Caller ID speaks name/number of caller
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Big button talking keypad -Number verification for pre-dialing (speaks back through speakerphone)
  • Speakerphone in base
  • 40 dB adjustable handset amplification
  • 2 Programmable memory keys
  • Free Tech Support For Life of the Product
  • Eco Friendly


C4105

Photo Memory Dial Amplified Phone w/Digital Answering Machine PHOTO50

KEY FEATURES

  • 3 Pre-programmed "photo frame" buttons to store favorite pictures for easy recollection of faces and easy dialing
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Speakerphone in base
  • 40 dB adjustable handset amplification
  • Free Tech Support For Life of the Product
  • Eco Friendly


C4105

Amplified Cordless Phone A55

KEY FEATURES

  • 60 name and number phonebook directory
  • Auto Amplification
  • Handset volume control
  • Visual ringer on handset – makes sure incoming calls don’t go unnoticed
  • Vibrating handset ringer
  • Large blue backlit display for easy viewing of information
  • Page/handset locator


C4105

CS2001M ClearTV Wireless TV Listening System

Listen to your TV or stereo without disturbing others. The sound from your TV is converted into invisible light waves which are then converted into high fidelity sound. There are no cords to worry about and no interference from cordless phones, garage door openers or ham radios. One of the really unique features of this device is the individual volume control in both the right and left ear pieces to accommodate different hearing requirements. Works with regular, cable and satellite TV.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PRODUCT WILL WORK WITH LCD AND MOST PLASMA SCREEN TV’s.


C4105

Portable Phone Amplifier (black) CSIL95

KEY FEATURES

  • 40 dB Adjustable Amplification
  • No need to replace your existing telephone
  • Offers a 30dB max gain with the slider controls plus a 10dB ‘Boost’ button for occasional added amplification
  • Universal dial provides compatibility on 99% of telephones
  • 1-year warranty
  • Free Tech Support For Life of the Product
  • Eco Friendly


C4105

Bluetooth Amplified Neckloop Accessory CLA7BT

KEY FEATURES

  • Excellent reception and transmission of audio signals
  • No interference from background noise
  • T-coil compatible
  • Binaural design
  • Trouble-free operation
  • Offers a 30 dB max gain
  • Rotary volume control for easy adjustment and multiple levels of amplification
  • Built-in microphone
  • 1-year warranty


C4105

TV Ears® Original

KEY FEATURES

  • Appropriate for moderate to severe hearing loss
  • Transmission covers 900 square feet
  • Compatible with 95 KHz theaters
  • Balance control & voice enhancement technology
  • Works with plasma screen TVs and fluorescent lights when combined with the power stacker accessory (sold separately)
  • One year warranty


C4105

Clarity Ring Signaler

KEY FEATURES

  • Adjustable ring tone (up to 90 db) with bright ringer light
  • No batteries, power cord or special jacks required
  • Includes 8" and 6′ telephone cords
  • One Year Warranty


C4105

Sonic Boom Alarm Clock

The Sonic Boom, with adjustable volume and tone control, is guaranteed to wake up even the heaviest sleepers. When the alarm goes off, the user can select to wake up to any combination of a loud audio alarm, flashing lights (by plugging a lamp into it), or shaking bed (sold separately).
Five year warranty


C4105

The Lifetone HL™ Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock.

The first of its kind, the Lifetone HL™ Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock uses a 520 Hz square-wave sound pattern, proven by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, to be more effective at alerting and awakening people with hearing loss and heavy sleepers than standard fire alarms.
The Lifetone HL™ is both a state-of-art fire alarm and an attractive and easy-to-use alarm clock.
Two year limited warranty

 

Dehumidifiers

dehumidifierDehumidifiers are conditioning systems for all types of hearing instruments – traditional hearing systems as well as cochlear implant equipment, noise maskers, ear monitors, and more. While you sleep, it removes moisture, dries earwax, kills germs, and deodorizes your hearing instruments.

For most users, results can include:

  • Fewer repairs
  • Better sound quality
  • Relief from itchy ears
  • Longer battery life
  • Fresh and clean hearing devices