Hearing loss affects millions of people around the world every year. There are many devices to help us overcome minor hearing loss that doesn’t require a doctor’s prescription. Here are a few ideas for you to consider.
Media Amplifiers are systems or devices that amplify television or radio programs as well as an individual speaking in front of a group. Some examples:
- TV amplifiers
- Radio amplifiers
- FM systems—wireless transmitting and receiving systems
- Induction loop system—a thin cable encircling a room enabling the listener to receive the amplified signal from the transmitting source via the telephone switch on the hearing aid
- Infrared systems—transmission of infrared light waves to receiving headset
- Telephone decoder—transforms television dialogue into printed words
Personal Amplifiers are systems and devices that are worn by the individual. For example,
- Tabletop amplifiers
- Telephone amplifiers
- Wearable amplifiers
- Personal FM amplifiers
- Induction Loop Systems
- Infrared systems
Alerting Systems are visual or tactile devices that signal an event. For example, a flashing light might be used to indicated a ringing telephone.
Some types of alerting systems include:
- Flashing lights
- Vibrating indicators
- Smoke/fire/gas alarms
- Telephone ringers
- TTY/TTDs are devices that use a keyboard to transmit, receive and display telephone calls. They are used with other TTDs.