Hearing Aid Accessories & Assistive Listening Devices in Vancouver
If you want to get the most out of your hearing aids, it’s a good idea to look into the variety of hearing aid accessories and assistive listening devices we carry. They are made to fulfill secondary purposes that can complement your hearing aid’s functionality, or to help improve your hearing in specific situations.
Hearing Aid Accessories
Accessories are devices that work with your hearing instruments to help you hear more effectively. They can improve your listening experience by providing more convenient operation of your hearing aids, allowing you to connect to external audio sources (like telephones, TV, MP3 players, etc.) and helping you become more aware of your surroundings. Here is a list of some accessories you might be interested in:
Hearing Aid Phone Streaming Device
You can also get streaming devices and phone amplifiers to make it easier to have conversations over the phone. It can be difficult to use telephones — both landlines and mobile phones — with a hearing aid. Streaming devices such as the Widex PHONE-DEX allow you to send the audio from calls directly to your hearing aids, improving the quality and clarity so the sound is much easier to hear.
TV Hearing Aid Devices
Are your family and friends tired of you having the TV at maximum volume? Even with hearing aids, you can make it much easier to listen to your favourite show with a hearing aid TV streamer. The latest and most advanced hearing aids may have a direct Bluetooth connection to smart TVs so you can stream the sound to your hearing aid. Alternatively, you can get a device that connects to a TV and then streams the sound to your ears.
The Widex TV-DEX is made to work specifically with Widex hearing aids, while the Signia StreamLine TV device does the same for their hearing aids.
Bluetooth Hearing Aid Streamers
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Bluetooth assistive listening devices and accessories for hearing aids are meant to stream sound directly to your hearing aids. These are becoming much more popular with the rise of smartphones, like the iPhone and Android phones. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect your hearing aids directly to them to stream sounds from phone conversations, music, or videos you are watching.
There are more and more devices that allow Bluetooth connections, such as televisions with a hearing aid Bluetooth TV adapter. You can expect the list of ways you can use Bluetooth sound streaming with your hearing aids to grow in the future.
Hearing Aid Remote Control
It can be annoying to have to remove a hearing aid in order to make adjustments to the volume or settings. Having a remote control for your hearing aids is a great way to avoid that annoyance. With the remote you can make those adjustments from the accessory without having to remove or even touch your hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Cleaning Kits
It’s always a good idea to regularly clean and maintain your hearing aids to ensure they last for a long time. To make cleaning easier and more effective, you can get cleaning and maintenance kits. They typically include things like special brushes, threads for cleaning tubes, wipes, drying jars and pallets, air blowers, and so on.
You can also get special cleaning devices that will safely clean and sterilize your hearing aids. They are especially useful for people who might not have the physical dexterity to clean small devices like hearing aids with precision.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are accessories that help you hear in particular situations, such as when on the telephone, watching TV, listening in a classroom, or while sleeping. A Pocket talker, FM personal listening system, or TV Ears would be examples of this type of device. Many ALDs are designed to be used without hearing instruments while others (such as FM) may be used with or without hearing instruments. Here are some of the more popular examples that we get asked about:
Hearing Amplification Devices
Hearing amplification devices are similar to hearing aids in that they help amplify sound, however they are not customized or programmed for your particular hearing loss.
Pocket talkers are the most common amplification device, where you wear a small device that receives and amplifies sound to a headset you wear. It’s good for one-on-one conversations in a quiet environment where you don’t need to worry about it amplifying all background noise.
FM Hearing System
FM hearing systems work to reduce background sound that can interfere with what you want to hear. They also help improve the clarity of conversations, so you don’t get hearing fatigue from straining to hear as much.
If you are interested in any of our hearing aid accessories or assistive listening devices, you can call us at 604-687-1488.