Assistive Listening Devices – Devices to assist your listening !
How often have you sat in a restaurant or coffee shop talking to a loved one and felt that if they were sitting closer , you might hear them a little better. Although hearing aid technology has advanced significantly in recent years, listening in busy background noise environments still remains a challenge for most. Assitive Listening Devices or ALD's as they are commonly known can help listening in situations just like this.
ALD's come in many forms. Simple and easy to use pocket listeners like the Comfort Duett give an instant lift in audibility in quieter 1 to 1 conversations such as listening to the television or the radio. Although not a hearing aid in the traditional sense this device can amplify the speech of those with whom you are talking to.
The Comfort Duett pocket listener is perfect for those who dont have the manual dexterity to operate and wear a conventional hearing intrument, and offers an inexpensive solution to have better hearing. The Duett also has its own built-in Telecoil ; so it can be worn in any building that has a loop system such as a church or theatre.
For those who wear hearing instruments that have a telecoil fitted, the Comfort Contego system offers huge advantages in those busier challenging listening environments. The Contego is a digital wireless system which consists of a bodyworn microphone transmitter and receiver. The receiver sends the speech information to the hearing aid.
A remote microphone can serve to reduce the critical listening distance in any environment, noisey or quiet. Reducing critical distance between the sound source you are trying to listen to and your ears can help to improve and maintain audibility despite any reverberation or loud distracting sounds that might be present in the room. For many years I have been speaking to my clients about ALD's and how they can really help to reduce listening effort in all kinds of situations. We are delighted that we have the Comfort Audio range of Pocket Listeners and ALD's now available in both our Raheny and Sutton practices.
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Comfort Contego® – a digital wireless assistive listening device improves the quality of life for people with hearing loss in many everyday situations. Comfort Contego sends its signals encrypted to prevent electronic eavesdropping, an industry first by Comfort Audio. Both the transmitter and the receiver have built-in zoom microphones that can be adjusted by the user for maximum sound customization. Depending on conditions, the microphones can be set for omni or directional use, and volume levels can be adjusted remotely.
The Comfort Duett is an easy-to-use hearing amplifier that helps you get more involved in almost any situation, whether you’re at a lively family dinner, chatting on the phone or watching TV. Clever technology inside the Comfort Duett catches important sounds, like people’s voices, and sends loud, crisp audio to either headphones or a hearing aid using the hearing aids Telecoil Program. With its compact design, it discreetly tags along anywhere you go.
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