Assistive Listening Devices
An assistive listening device (ALD) is any type of device that can help you function better in your day-to-day communication situations. An ALD can be used with or without hearing aids to overcome the negative effects of distance, background noise, and poor room acoustics. So, even though you have a hearing aid, assistive listening devices can offer greater ease of hearing (and therefore reduced stress and fatigue) in many day-to-day communication situations. There are many types of ALDs available, from devices to help on the telephone or television to portable devices that make hearing easier at church or in the theatre. Ask one of our professional staff if you have a question on better hearing through the use of an ALD.
Oticon ConnectLine – A Bluetooth Device
Hearing aid designer and manufacturer, Oticon, has moved quickly into the wireless realm with the introduction of the company’s ConnectLine products that transmit sound from audio devices via a Bluetooth wireless device directly to your hearing aids.
Technology marches on!
Oticon’s ConnectLine TV is a low profile adapter that plugs into the audio output of your TV. The adapter generates a Bluetooth signal that is picked up by your Oticon hearing aids and you’re instantly connected and in control. You set volume levels on your hearing aids that now act as wireless receivers picking up the sound from the TV – all wirelessly!
You have greater control and seamless connectivity with your friend, the TV.
This small adapter hooks into your land line and generates a wireless signal picked up by your Bluetooth-equipped hearing aids. Again, the hearing aids become wireless receivers, allowing you to talk for hours without annoying feedback.
You also hear the speaker through both of your ears with both hearing aids working for you. That is right, stereo hearing for the telephone.
Mobile technology is changing the way we communicate, access information, learn, drive, eat – you name it and mobile technology, or mobi for short, keeps us plugged in no matter where we are.
In the past, hearing aid wearers were sometimes excluded from this technology. Hearing aids and cell phones both create electro-magnetic fields and when these two fields cross, the result is nerve shattering feedback and a less than satisfactory mobi experience.
- Oticon’s ConnectLine Mobile turns hearing aids into cell phone receivers. The benefits:
- clean, clear sound
- hands free hearing
- stereo hearing for better understanding
- discrete operation
- seamless connectivity
Bluetooth wireless technology is found in homes, offices, cars, on the street, through ear buds and with the click of a wireless mouse. We live in a more connected world through wireless.