Hearing aids are not the only option for help when you have a hearing impairment. There are numerous assistive listening devices out there that work in conjunction with, or independently of hearing aids that can provide help in a myriad of situations. Below are just a few of the devices out there that could help improve your quality of life.
You no longer need to worry about not hearing your alarm clock, doorbell, or even an emergency alerting system because of your hearing loss. There are numerous devices available to provide visual and tactile alerts. We have some set up in our office for demonstration, and will work with you to find the best product to suit your needs.
CaptionCall is an amplified phone that also transcribes the conversation onto a large, easy to read screen to reinforce what the listener is hearing. This product is designed to help individuals struggling with hearing loss to use the phone again with confidence. This phone is FREE for those who need it. In addition, CaptionCall has released their new Mobile platform. This is a free app that enables people with hearing loss to make and receive telephone calls from their iPad, so you can understand every word of every call, everywhere. All that is requires is an Apple iPad 2 or later, a Wi-Fi or cellular internet connection, and the free app.
The Pocket Talker is a personal amplifier that amplifies sounds close to the listener, while reducing background noise. This is ideal for one on one conversations, for those who are not candidates for hearing aids. This device can make a world of difference in end of life communications in hospital and hospice settings.
Whether you have hearing aids or not, there are devices available to stream the television directly to your ears. This way, other listeners can keep the volume at their preferred comfortable level, and you have full volume control with the sound wirelessly transmitted to you directly.