Assistive listening devices help amplify the sounds you want to hear, especially in difficult listening situations, in the presence of a lot of background noise, or on the telephone. They can be use with or in place of hearing aids depending on the severity of the listener’s difficulty. Examples of ALDs include amplified telephones, Bluetooth technology, FM systems, and induction loop accessories.
If hearing aids are not enough or you feel you are not ready for hearing aids, ALDs could be the best option for you.
Alerting devices can also help people whose hearing loss prevent them from hearing important sounds such as alarm clocks, fire alarms, telephones, door bells, or baby monitors. If you are concerned about missing important alerting sounds without your hearing aids in, please ask how alerting devices can give you that peace of mind.