Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices

An assistive listening device, or ALD, is a portable instrument that works as a personal amplifier. Unlike hearing aids, which amplify sounds, an ALD relies on a microphone placed near the sound source to separate speech from background noise, enabling those with hearing loss to understand more efficiently in certain situations.

ALDs can be used by themselves, or in conjunction with hearing aids or cochlear implants, where it serves to enhance the effectiveness of those devices, which – as well as they perform – aren’t as effective at separating speech from background noises, tending to amplify both. In contrast, ALDs boost the sounds you are trying to hear by turning the volume up on the speaker only.

ALDs provide the following benefits. They allow a user to:

  • Hear a speaker from a distance. Because sound fades with distance, the farther away the speaker, the more difficult to understand what is being said.
  • Separate speech from background noise. Competing noise is a distraction. Noisy crowds, ventilation systems, shuffling papers, vending machines, TVs, and outdoor traffic can all hamper your ability to hear clearly.
  • Overcome poor acoustical environments and other situations that make hearing a challenge. Sound waves bounce off hard surfaces, causing reverberation and distortion. Large, open spaces or sparsely furnished rooms make for poor listening environments.

ALDs work by broadcasting signals to a handheld FM receiver, which the user can tune into and listen at a comfortable volume level. They give the user control over differentiating important sounds from distracting background noise. The devices include a microphone for capturing sound, a transmitter for sending the signal over an FM frequency, and a receiver for broadcasting the signal. The majority of ALDs utilize wireless technology, allowing the user to connect with a variety of Bluetooth compatible devices including phones, tablets, computers, and televisions.

Amplified Personal Emergency Response Telephone TALK500-ER

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


Photo Memory Dial Amplified Phone w/Digital Answering Machine PHOTO50

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


Amplified Cordless Phone A55

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


CS2001M ClearTV Wireless TV Listening System

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.


Portable Phone Amplifier (black) CSIL95

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


Bluetooth Amplified Neckloop Accessory CLA7BT

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


TV Ears® Original

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


Clarity Ring Signaler

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


Sonic Boom Alarm Clock

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


The Lifetone HL™ Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock

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