Wireless assistive listening devices that complement hearing aids
For someone with a hearing loss, it’s easy to believe that their hearing aid is what sets the limits for how well they can hear – and to accept those limits. Although today’s hearing aids provide good sound reproduction, in demanding environments many users of hearing aids still experience the technology’s limitations.
Daily life is full of demanding hearing environments
Hearing aids amplify all sound, including disturbing background noise. This means that many people with hearing aids or hearing implants have problems hearing well in group discussions, noisy environments or during phone calls, for instance.
Environments such as schools and the workplace often have high levels of background noise – and it is here that the ability to grasp what is being said is at a premium!
Assistive listening devices bring clarity
Comfort Audio’s products complement hearing aids. They can also be used with headphones. The principle is quite simple:
- A microphone captures what is being said around a meeting table or of an individual sound source, such as a telephone or a lecturer
- The sound is processed so that speech is enhanced and background noise filtered out
- The sound is then transmitted wireless to a receiver, and from there to the user’s hearing aid, hearing implant or headphone.
The sound that reaches the hearing aid via the wireless hearing device is therefore purer than the sound that would have reached it without the assistive listening device. Using a microphone has the added advantage that it can be positioned significantly nearer to the sound source than the hearing aid.
Completely new opportunities to participate
The purer sound makes it easier for a person with a hearing loss to hear, understand and participate. At school, at work or with family and friends.
Users of the hearing products testify to more harmonious daily lives. Many of them feel more comfortable with their hearing loss once they no longer perceive it as a major limitation in life.