Understanding in Background Noise
Those who have difficulty hearing in restaurants, shopping centres or meetings can have confidence that they will hear each speaker’s voice clearly. Some transmitters have the capability of suppressing background noise and with a choice of microphone settings, can zoom into an individual’s voice increasing clarity and audibility or focus on a number of voices for a group discussion.
Understanding over Distance
Hearing over a distance doesn’t need to be a problem, as a clear transmission can be obtained for up to 30 meters. This is ideal for meetings or for the student listening in lectures or the classroom.
Connection to Audio Sources and Telephones
Audio sources such as TV, CD, computers and MP3 can be connected to the transmitters with the help of audio input. FM technology can even be used in conjunction with Bluetooth mobile phones, allowing cordless hands free mobile phone use.
FM systems are easy to use and come in a range of models to suit lifestyle, hearing needs and budget. If you would like to try FM technology and see how it can benefit you, contact All Ears in Hearing for a free, no obligation trial.
Children and FM Systems
For children who have a mild hearing loss or concentration problems, listening in background noise or over distances can be difficult. FM technology has long been proven to benefit children in the classroom by ensuring your child hears the teacher’s voice clearly.
There are a number of small, discreet, easy to use FM systems that significantly improve the speech signal in a noisy classroom. It’s suitable for children with auditory processing disorders,concentration problems, a mild conductive, unilateral or mild hearing loss. Contact All Ears in Hearing for further information.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES (ALDs)
ALDs are lightweight, easy to operate and are able to be used in almost any listening situation to improve speech understanding. They basically consist of three components: a microphone, a transmission technology and a device for receiving the signal and sending the sound directly and clearly to the ear.
Over the years, ALDs have become more versatile with a range of accessories available to help hearing the television, phone and stereo devices.
For people who have difficulty inserting hearing aids or operating the controls, an ALD is a perfect alternative to hearing aids. The ALD controls are clearly visible and easy to use.
In retirement villages and nursing homes, an ALD is an easy and simple way for staff or family to communicate with the residents. Headphones are placed over the resident’s ears. The microphone unit can be placed around the resident’s neck or held by the family member or nursing staff. The resident gets a clear signal directly to their ears. There is no need to worry about getting hearing aids in the ears, lost or dead batteries, hearing aids blocked with wax or raising your voice to be heard.
ALDs are also great for those with a mild hearing loss who may not benefit from hearing aids, but have difficulty hearing in noisy environments and would like some help.
If you would like to trial an ALD or know someone who may benefit from one, contactAll Ears in Hearing for a free, no obligation trial.