The Importance of Hearing-Impaired Communication Devices
If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is, you will likely understand how difficult daily tasks such as using the telephone and even watching television can be. While using a hearing aid fitted to your own needs and hearing profile can be exceptional help – there are a wealth of devices out there that can help to make your daily communications less of a hassle.
Hearing-impaired communication devices – and everyday enhancements such as amplifiers and specialist alarm clocks could help to make everyday life that little bit less stressful.
Let’s take a look at some leading devices and tools that could help to make communicating that little bit easier on you.
Telephone amplifier for hard of hearing people
Regardless of your situation, it is imperative that you can communicate with the world around you. Consider how much you need to use the telephone every day – if you’re finding it difficult to hear the other end of the conversation through your handset, it may be time to invest in a specialist telephone amplifier.
Telephone amplifiers are fairly easy to explain – they help to boost the clarity and volume of audio at the other end of the line. That way, whether it is to get in touch with friends, family, work or facilities, you do not have to worry about having the telephone on full volume for everyone to hear, or fret about missing important information.
The best telephone amplifiers will work easily with nearly any modern phone or handset. This means that no matter where you are or what device you are calling from, you can rest assured that you won’t have to strain your hearing to understand what’s being said.
As annoying as they may be, alarm clocks can be extremely useful for a variety of reasons. Be it for work, important events, or simply keeping up with our daily routines, if we’re prone to sleep in, they can help us to get our days started. However, when you are hard of hearing, it can be very difficult to find an alarm clock that works well enough for you.
Short of getting an alarm clock that will wake up the whole house, there does not seem to be much that you can do! Thankfully, that does not have to be the case. You can easily invest in a specialist alarm clock that will not disturb the neighbours or indeed anyone else around you.
Alarm clocks for those who are hard of hearing are designed to flash bright lights that are strong enough to wake you up. Should you need it, you can also have them programmed to vibrate to a pager, or even just on the bedside table, strong enough to wake you up. This way, you do not have to worry about missing an alarm again.
Alarm clocks communicate with us every single day – and if you struggle with missing appointments or events, it’s important to ask for help.
TV has a firm place in most people’s lives – and it’s become an important communication device thanks to news reports, not just the soaps and movies we enjoy watching during downtime. However, if you are hard of hearing, you soon find that simply watching the television at all can become a difficult task.
Not all programmes are set to the same volume, meaning that you frequently have to adjust it to your liking. Moreover, whether you live with other people or simply have neighbours close by, having your television at the volume that you need can quickly cause upset. Therefore, investing in a television amplifier may be your best course of action.
The great thing about television amplifiers is that they can amplify the sound of the television directly to your hearing aid, meaning that you can easily adjust the volume from the comfort of your seat. Moreover, you are the only one that will hear the modification in sound, meaning that those around you will be unbothered by any volume increases you require.
The great news is, if your hearing aid is able to pick up on induction loops, it will likely adjust well to TV amplification, too. Be sure to take a look at your instruction manual, and contact our team for advice should you need it.
Portable induction loops
Induction loops are fantastic for helping hearing aid users to tune in on conversations in busy public spaces. But what if you head somewhere without an induction loop installed? Wouldn’t it be great to have your own personal induction system you can take with you to work, dinner and back home again?
A portable induction loop will transmit whatever sound you need to focus on directly to your hearing aid, so that you do not have to worry about having to listen to all of the surrounding noise. These can be particularly useful at business meetings, live performances, family dinners, etc. Some even boast a wide range, ensuring that wherever you are in the room, you can hear what you need to.
So whether it is for pleasure, work, or even for safety, hearing impaired communication devices can be essential. You need to know that wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you have equipment to ensure you’re always up to speed.
However, it pays to think carefully about what you need from such equipment. How could your everyday life and routines be improved by hearing impaired communication devices? Consider how much you need your alarm clock, telephone – and even to hear people in public.
Hearing Loop is a leading UK brand in hard of hearing support tools and communication devices. We’re here to help you regain crucial confidence in even the simplest of everyday tasks.
If you are interested in any of our hearing-impaired communication devices from alarm clocks to amplifiers, please call us on 01142 357717, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.