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Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)

Enhancing Your Listening Experience With Assistive Listening Devices

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Understanding Assistive Listening Devices

At Hearing Aids’ Professionals, we understand your need to be able to hear clearly at all times, in any environment. We bring you the best of Assistive Listening Devices that fit into your lifestyle and ensure that all conversations around you are audible to you. The assistive listening devices we bring the best of clear, personalised and focused hearing aids for you that work even when you are in a noisy environment.

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What is Assistive Listening? Why Assistive Listening Devices are Needed?

Asserting listening is when an Assisted Listening Device (ALD) is responsible for bringing the amplified sound to the ear. An ALD can filter unnecessary sound frequencies from the surrounding to deliver desired and intended sound to the ears. This way the sound reaching the user’s ears is crisp and clear. ALD is technologically advanced and usually eliminates wind noises and other noise disturbances from the background. This ensures that you are listening to sounds that are important. The device also makes it easier for people with hearing difficulties to focus completely on one source of the sound and not juggle between listening to soft sounds amidst the presence of background noise.

How Assistive Listening Devices Work?

An Assistive listening device (ALD) is a small amplifier that effectively ushers desired sound directly into the ears of the device’s user. The device eliminates any background noise that can interfere with speech. It filters sounds from background noise for a better speech to noise ratio. Such a device is used to improve hearing abilities during a telephonic conversation, in closed spaces with one source of the sound and multiple sources of background noises like a theatre or lecture hall and can also be used for everyday hearing purposes.

The Types Of Assistive Listening Devices

There are four types of Assistive Listening Devices that are in use:

Amplified Telephones: These are by far amongst the most common type of Assistive listening device (ALD) that is used to help people find it difficult to hear soft sounds when talking on the phone. An Amplified Telephone comes with a range of volume control settings and tone control settings that helps in recognising speech with more clarity.

Some popular features of amplified telephones include:

Amplified telephones work extremely well when used along with hearing aids and are meant for people with mild to severe hearing loss.

Notification Systems

Notification systems: A set of devices that are designed to replace normal alarm clocks, doorbells and even fire alarm systems. Notification systems are essential for people with hearing impairments for safety reasons.

Some popular features of the Notification System:
Typical Types Of Notification Systems Include:

Amplified Alarm Clocks: Wake up for sure with an extra loud alarm that is designed to adjust to your natural waking sound levels. Some amplified alarm clocks have additional features such as pillow shakers which further comes with the option to be used separately (when you don’t want to disturb others in your house) or can be paired with the amplified alarm clock.

Alert systems: These usually have a lamp flasher in them and the light is used to alert you about activities from other systems such as the alarm clock, ringing telephone, fire alarm or even for the doorbell. The alert systems can be installed with smoke detectors to ensure the safety of you and your living space when you are not wearing the hearing aid device.

Personal Amplifiers

Personal amplifiers:  A hearing aid device that helps you in hearing everyday soft sounds that the ear otherwise fails to recognise and process. The device has a microphone attached to the headphones and must be worn during the course of time when interactions with others are bound to happen. The speaker speaks into the microphone while holding it so the person with the headphone can understand and participate in the conversation effectively. Personal amplifiers come in various sizes, variants and Hearing Aids’ Professionals ensure you pick the best hearing aid for your everyday use. A personal amplifier can be used by people with moderate to severe hearing loss. Furthermore, it can be used with or without hearing aid (though it’s suggested to use hearing aid to ensure better quality and clarity of sound).

TV streamers

TV streamer: Hearing impairments (or hearing loss) shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your favourite TV show. TV streamers ensure the program on TV is running at optimum volume while also eliminating excessive background noise for people around you.

Hearing Aids Professionals For Assistive Listening Devices That Work For You

Assistive Listening Devices shouldn’t be confused with the replacement for hearing aids. ALD offers additional hearing support for people who struggle when under specific conditions.

At Hearing Aids’ Professionals, our audiometrists understand your hearing and provide the most advanced Assistive Listening Device available to ensure you have the best hearing experience every day. As Australia’s very own provider for Assistive Listening Devices, audiometrists at Hearing Aids’ Professionals leave no stone unturned to ensure that you get the best of quality and service in terms of hearing aids fitting and discussions.

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