ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES
Hearing loss affects people in many circumstances. If problems hearing and speaking in every day situations has turned you into a recluse, we want to help you break out of your shell. Today’s powerful and discrete assistive listening devices are helping people with hearing, voice, speech, and language disorders reconnect with so much that they have been missing.
With the development of digital and wireless technologies, more and more devices are becoming available to help people with voice, speech, listening and language disorders communicate more meaningfully and participate more fully in their daily lives. If you’re not familiar with assistive listening devices, we hope this comprehensive overview will answer any questions you may have.
Types of Assistive Listening Devices
The names of assistive devices are determined by the key intended function of the device:
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) help amplify the sounds you want to hear, especially when there’s a lot of background noise. ALDs can be used with a hearing aid or cochlear implant to help a wearer hear certain sounds better.
Augmentative and alternative communication devices (AACs) help people with communication disorders express themselves. These devices can range from a simple picture board to a computer program that synthesizes speech from text.
Alerting devices connect to a doorbell, telephone, or alarm and emit a loud sound or blinking light that lets someone with hearing loss know that an event is taking place.
There are so many wonderful options to help you hear and communicate better. Let us show you!