Using the Phone
It’s best to first practice using the phone with your hearing devices by calling frie nds or family members and using different techniques to determine what works best for you. At All Ears in Hearing, we are happy to demonstrate and practice the different techniques with you. There are many accessories available to improve hearing on the phone. Contact us for further information.
Positioning the Phone
If you experience feedback (whistling) when using the phone, move the handset slightly away from the ear. For behind-the-ear style instruments, the microphone sits above the ear, so position the handset near this microphone.
If your hearing aids have a telecoil, try using that to improve clarity on the phone. You may need to increase the volume of your hearing aid and move the handset around to find the best position. Most telecoils are only compatible with corded, landline phones. Click here for further information
Bluetooth wireless communication and other devices that work in conjunction with the telecoil in the hearing aid, enable hands free operation of your mobile phone. Make an appointment with All Ears in Hearing to discuss Bluetooth accessories that can help in hearing mobile phone conversation.If you have difficulty hearing your mobile phone ring, try using a vibrate alert and a ring tone with lower pitches if you have a hearing loss affecting the higher pitches. SMS is another easy way to communicate using mobile phones.
Many hearing aid manufacturer now offer a small microphone that can be worn on the speaker or placed on a table to help hearing conversation better.
Bluetooth Accessories are no available that stream your TV into your hearing aids, allowing you to hear to TV clearly and volume that won’t disturb others.