Assistive Listening Device Systems (ALDS)

An Assistive Listening Device (ALD) is any device that helps you overcome your hearing loss. Usually the term ALD is applied to personal devices that transmit, process, or amplify sound, but usually not used to refer to hearing aids. The term may also refer to alerting devices such as amplified alarm clock, smoke detector, baby monitor, door bell or an amplified telephone.

ALDs bring distant sounds directly into your ear and can reduce background noise. Some people incorrectly believe that ALDs are only for people with very serious hearing losses. It’s true that ALDs can be a big help for them, but it’s also true that ALDs can help people with milder losses … even people who don’t wear a hearing aid.

Many public accommodations such as theaters, movies, auditoriums, banks and churches will have ALDs to loan to patrons.

ALDs can be used without a hearing aid with the “user interface” being a headphone, or earbuds, but they are especially effective when used with hearing aids.

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Telecoil ALDs

(Built into the hearing aid or through remote access)

A Telecoil or also referred to as a “t-switch” or “t-coil” is a feature available on certain models of hearing aids, it will induce an electric current in a coil when it’s in the presence of a changing magnetic field.

A telecoil, can therefore, be an alternate or supplemental input device for a hearing aid.

Normally, a hearing aid “listens” with its microphone, then amplifies what it “hears”. But with a telecoil used as the input source instead of the microphone, the hearing aid can “hear” a magnetic signal which represents sound.

On telecoil-equipped hearing aids, the wearer must “turn on” or “switch to” telecoil mode by moving a small switch (on older models) to the “T” position, or by changing to a program mode (by pressing a button on the ear-level device or on a remote control) that is set up to use the telecoil.

Many public accommodations such as movie theaters, theaters, auditoriums, sports stadiums, banks and churches provide Assistive Listening Systems (ALD’s), which may include headsets or receivers loaned to patrons to help them hear. Many of these are hearing aid compatible, so if you have a telecoil equipped hearing aid, then you can hear the magnetic signal … many times you can hear better than you can hear an acoustic signal.

Discuss the ongoing progress with Telecoils and availability with your Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner.

Clarity TV Bluetooth Listening System

TL100 TV Listener wireless headphones For amplifying TV shows, phones calls and streaming music

These Bluetooth headphones come with multipoint connection pairing seamlessly to both your television and mobile phone at the same time.

This allows the user to amplify TV shows, calls or stream music without disturbing others. Finally everyone can watch the same show at a volume that is comfortable for them.

Features:

  • Hear the TV clearly without disturbing others
  • Also pairs with Bluetooth-enabled phone, so you can take calls and/or listen to music
  • Voice prompts alert you to incoming phone calls, battery life, and connection status
  • OpenMic button lets you hear your surroundings without removing headphones
  • On-ear controls to control music or take or end calls
  • Pillow-soft, memory foam ear cushions with auto-adjusting headband
  • Qualcomm aptX low latency codec for real-time Bluetooth connectivity
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • One year limited warranty

Go beyond basics with today’s smartest audio and lifestyle technology. Streaming audio pauses as soon as you slip off the headphones and resumes playback when you put them on. You can even control your smart phone and tablet from up to 33ft away without even touching them.

All-day comfort

Show your ears some love and slip on the TL100 headphones. Pillow-soft, memory-foam cushions and a self-adjusting headband fit you so naturally, they feel made just for you. They’re so light and comfortable that, if it wasn’t for the music, you’d forget they were on.

The NEW Williams Sound Personal Sound Amplifier

The Pocketalker 2.0 amplifies sound clearly and easily for better understanding.

Looped venue listening – TV listening – 1 on 1 conversation – Small group listening – Conversations in the car – In fact perfect for wherever you need amplified sound.

If you are looking for an “out-of-the-box” hearing assistance solution that offers a quality product at an affordable cost, then the Pocketalker 2.0 is for you

The Pocketalker 2.0 from Williams Sound has the following features:

  • Sleek better fit-in-hand design
  • Sharp white ABS/Polycarbonate case
  • Easy clean surface
  • Adjustable volume
  • Recessed tone control wheel
  • Adjustable balance control
  • Built-in T-coil feature for use in looped venues
  • Rechargeable (via the optional charging kit*)
  • Internal and or external microphone for better sound quality

The 901-PKT2B Pocketalker kit comes complete with the following:

  • 5 year Williams Sound warranty (90 days on accessories)
  • 1 x Pocketalker PKTE1 amplifier
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • 1 x EAR042 binaural ear buds
  • 1 x HED024 Stereo headphones
  • 1 x MIC014 external microphone
  • 1 x Microphone extension cable
  • 1 x Williams Sound lanyard
  • 1 x Pocket clip

*Optional charging kit available – 901-BATKT7

Pocketalker Ultra by Williams Sound

Improve your hearing – improve your life with the new Pocketalker Ultra from Williams Sound!

The Pocketalker Ultra amplifies sounds closest to the listener while reducing background noise.

The Pocketalker Ultra features a lightweight, ergonomic design for portability and ease of use. Finger tip adjustable volume control allows you to quickly adjust to your listening environment – whether your hearing loss is low frequency or high frequency sounds.

The listening accessories jack accommodates for a variety of earphone and headphone options. The Pocketalker Ultra can be used with optional neck loop (NKL001) to amplify a telecoil-equipped hearing aid.

The Pocketalker Ultra from ALDS comes complete with the EAR013 single ear bud and a HED021 headset for your listening pleasure.

See other Ear piece and Headset options under: Earphones & Head Phones

RS 500 Smart Listening Device

The elegantly designed RS 5000 is a smart listening device that lets you customize your TV sound experience according to your individual requirements and taste. It lets you choose between three different hearing profiles to enhance TV, movies or music. Its unique Speech Intelligibility function increases speech clarity at the push of a button. With its cutting-edge digital wireless technology, intuitive handling, supreme wearing comfort and a long-lasting battery, the RS 5000 ensures a highly enjoyable TV sound experience.

Your + in TV listening.

Hear it all, enjoy it all. There is no great TV show that cannot be improved by great sound. Which is exactly the job the Sennheiser RS 5000 was made for. Tailor the volume, the sound profile and even the speech intelligibility to your needs. Move freely while you’re listening, since the RS 5000 is wireless and lightweight.

Intensify your listening. Add clarity and comfort to your TV sound.

Your + in sound experience

With the RS 5000 your TV will be indulging you with superior Sennheiser sound quality. For customizing your audio experience according to your requirements there are three hearing profiles to choose from, which deliver clearest speech and colorful music. Adjust the left and right volume for a pleasant and balanced sound.

Your + in freedom

Unleashing you from the ties of cables the RS 5000 gives you the freedom to move within a range of up to 70 m and have extra-long TV sessions, thanks to up to 12 hours of playing time. Since the RS 5000 is ultralight, you can really enjoy this freedom to the full.

Your + in speech intelligibility

The RS 5000 features a unique Speech Intelligibility function that makes speech easier to understand by dynamically reducing background noise which is part of the TV audio but may interfere with the spoken word. This makes for a much more relaxed listening experience.

 

Your + in comfort and simplicity

Focus on the program, not on your device: The RS 5000 offers easy and intuitive handling. It even reminds you when it’s time to recharge the battery. Also, it provides full compatibility with digital as well as analog TV outputs. As for the wearing comfort, the RS 5000 puts no pressure on ears and temples even during long sessions – which especially spectacle wearers will appreciate. And, when not in use, it just switches itself off. Automatically.

Your + in style

The RS 5000 features a sleek and attractive base station that makes a stylish yet subtle addition to every home entertainment system. The base station also serves as a smart docking station that lets the headset/receiver lie in a compact and tidy horizontal position when charging the durable integrated battery.

What’s in the box?

  • Headphone with built-in Li-Pol rechargeable battery
  • Docking station
  • 1 pair of ear pads for small ears
  • Power supply unit with country adapters for EU, UK, US and AUS
  • TV Connection cable for 3.5mm headphone audio out
  • TV Optical cable for digital audio out
  • Instruction manual

Flex 5000

Your + in TV listening.

Hear it all, enjoy it all. There is no great TV show that cannot be improved by great sound. Which is exactly why Sennheiser developed the Flex 5000. This innovative audio product allows you to tailor the volume, the sound profile and even the speech intelligibility to your needs while using any wired headphone – virtually turning it into a wireless listening system. So, you can move freely while enjoying your TV sound.

You are too experienced to take poor TV sound as a given: Intensify your listening. Add clarity and comfort to your TV sound, using your– or any other – wired headphone of your choice.

Your + in sound experience

Want a better program? Zap. Want better sound? Get a Sennheiser. – The Flex 5000 empowers your wired headphones to give you a dramatically enhanced TV sound experience. Just plug them in and you are able to customize your audio according to your requirements, with a choice of three different hearing profiles, which deliver clear speech and colorful music. And, of course, you can adjust the left and right volume for a pleasant and balanced sound.

Your + in freedom

Unleashing you from the ties of cables, the Flex 5000 gives you the freedom to move within a range of up to 30 m and have extra-long TV sessions, thanks to batteries with up to 12 hours of playing time. With the included ultra light MX 475 earphones you can really enjoy this freedom to the full.

Your + in speech intelligibility

The Flex 5000 features a unique Speech Intelligibility function that makes speech easier to understand at the push of a button. It dynamically reduces background noise, which is part of the TV audio but may interfere with the spoken word. This makes for a much more relaxed listening experience.

Your + in comfort and simplicity

Focus on the program, not on your device: The Flex 5000 does not only offer easy and intuitive handling. It also provides full compatibility with digital as well as analog TV outputs.

Your + in style

The Flex 5000 is a sleek and attractive transmitter/receiver set that makes a stylish yet subtle addition to every home entertainment system. The transmitter also serves as a smart docking station for the receiver that charges the durable integrated batteries.

What’s in the box?

  • Clip-on receiver with built-in Li-Pol rechargeable battery
  • Docking station
  • MX 475 Earphones
  • Power supply unit with country adapters for EU, UK, US and AUS
  • TV Connection cable for 3.5mm headphone audio out
  • TV Optical cable for digital audio out
  • Instruction manual

BT914 Cordless Phone

Enjoy amplified calls without a landline. The BT914 pairs with your cell phone or other mobile device to make calls.

Amplify home or cell phone calls with the BT914. This loud 40-decibel cordless phone pairs up with up to two mobile devices so you can enjoy crystal-clear amplified calls without using a landline. A landline jack is included so you may take calls from both mobile and landline if you wish. Separate ringtones can be designated so you can easily distinguish a landline call from a mobile call. Up to five (5) additional handsets may be added so you can have amplified Bluetooth calling throughout your household (BT914HS – sold separately).

  • Cellphone At Home® allows you to make calls with or without a landline connection
  • Pair up to two (2) Bluetooth® phones, headsets or accessories
  • Patented Clarity Power™ technology clearly amplifies incoming sounds up to 40dB
  • Download up to 1,000 contacts from your cell phone via Bluetooth®
  • DECT 6.0 interference-free technology
  • Adjustable tone control
  • Digital Answering Machine
  • Loud and clear handset speakerphone
  • Easy-to-read Caller ID display that flashes as a visual ringer
  • Ten (10) loud-and-clear ringtones that can be programmed for each line or paired device
  • Large, easy-to-use keypad
  • Expandable up to five (5) total handsets (BT914HS)
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • One (1) year warranty

301-Alto™ Corded Telephone

The Alto™ amplified corded telephone is the ideal solution for those with mild, moderate and severe hearing loss. This 53dB phone is the first on the market to receive TIA-4953 certification, passing the new industry standards for amplified telephones. The ergonomic volume and tone control is also perfect for those with arthritis.

  • TIA-4953 certified for mild, moderate and severe hearing loss
  • Amplifies incoming sounds up to 53 decibels and outgoing speech up to 15 decibels
  • Digital Clarity Power™ incorporates hearing aid technology for clearer call quality
  • Extra loud ringer volume (100 dBA)
  • Clarity Audio Center featuring ergonomic volume and tone control
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • Soft touch backlight keypad
  • Ten (10) one-touch speed dial memory buttons
  • One-touch customer support button
  • Clarity Voice Assist talking keypad
  • Oversized bright visual ringer
  • Headset, neckloop and bedshaker ports
  • Battery backup lets you make calls when the power goes out
  • TIA-1083 compliant for hearing aid compatibility
  • One (1) year limited warranty

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