How To Choose Noise Cancelling Headphones that Fit Your Needs

January 25, 2016 | Leave a comment

For commuters and travelers faced with noisy planes, trains, and buses, noise cancelling headphones are more than a luxury: they’re a necessity.

Noise cancelling headphones cancel annoying background sounds by employing a variety of techniques, both active and passive.

Read on to find out which noise canceling headphones are the best choice for you

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TV Listening – Wireless Infrared Receivers & Infrared Transmitters

January 25, 2016 | Leave a comment

Listening to TV without a hearing aid is now possible for many people with hearing loss. Many people with hearing loss are finding that listening to their favorite TV program has become a solitary experience. Turning up the volume on the remote not only causes discomfort to friends and family in the same room, but also can alienate neighbors. What was once a friendly social experience has become, for some, a source of frustration.

Infrared TV listening systems go a long way toward solving this problem by allowing the volume to be set at a comfortable level for all.

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How To Buy a TV Listening System

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

With hearing loss, simple home activities like watching TV can become a problem, not only for the person who is hearing impaired, but also for the other members of the household.

To cope with hearing loss, many people simply crank up the volume on their TV set. This, in turn, strains the patience of family members and friends, and disturbs the peace and harmony of your home.

TV listening systems restore pleasure to your nightly viewing by boosting volume in a personal headset while everyone else hears the TV at comfortable levels. From inexpensive headphones to wireless solutions, TV listening systems provide a range of features at a variety of price points.

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FM and Infrared (IR) Wireless: What’s the Difference?

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

To begin with, just what does FM wireless mean?

For starters, FM is one type of radio frequency transmission.

Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary tells us that radio frequency (RF) is a frequency in the electromagnetic spectrum within which radio waves may be transmitted, from about 3 kilohertz to about 300,000 megahertz. Read on to find out more!

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Assistive Listening Devices for the Home

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

Assistive listening devices enhance the quality of life for people with mild to moderate hearing impairment. A portable personal amplifier that boosts sound in public and private spaces is one example of an assistive listening device.

But losing the ability to clearly hear speech and conversation in public is only one of many problems faced by the hearing impaired.

Watching TV, answering doors and telephones, and waking with alarms are all taken for granted by those with normal hearing.

For people with hearing loss, these daily pastimes may become a frustrating experience. Loud TV sets can fray tempers of spouses, phone conversations become riddled with miscommunications, and mornings are lost to oversleeping.

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ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Devices (Part 3)

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

Hearing loss is more common than you might think. In fact for every person who might be legally classified as deaf, there are many more who are burdened by hearing impairment. Nor is this only a problem for people over 50. Increasingly, due to recreational and environmental noise, hearing loss is occurring at younger and younger ages.

Consider these facts: 28 million Americans are hearing impaired, and an estimated 500 million experience hearing loss, worldwide.

In the U.S., one out of twelve people who are 30-years-old are already hearing-impaired and one in eight people who are 50-years-old now suffer from hearing loss to some degree.

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ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Devices (Part2)

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

Assistive Listening Devices have come a long way. Modern technology has provided a multitude of alerting devices for people with impaired hearing. The most popular technologies now available for a wake up alarm, a knock at the door or a smoke detector are one of three types: vibration, flashing or strobe lights, and audible sound systems.

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ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Devices

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

ALDs is the abbreviation currently in vogue for assistive listening devices – products which are truly “life enhancing.” If you are a past visitor to our website, you already know that Audiolinks has a significant number of ADA compliant products available to the hearing impaired. Now, we are expanding our offerings in the somewhat more specialized area of alerting devices & alarms.

More and more, these specialized ALDs are being recognized as important contributors to a superior quality of life for a growing portion of our population. Coincidentally, two of our readers recently sent in questions about this very topic. So I thought it might be time to address the issue in a little more detail.

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Headphones vs. Headsets – Earpiece Speaker, Speaker Configuration & Connectivity

January 15, 2016 | Leave a comment

Headphones have largely gone the way of the rotary phone. In today’s world, headset varieties vastly outnumber headphones in both style and functionality. However, there are still specific applications for which traditional headphone technology is more suitable, e.g. DJs, audio professionals, aviators, aerospace engineers and factory workers.

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Assistive Listening Devices: Portable Amplifiers for Personal Use

January 13, 2016 | Leave a comment

Assistive listening devices enhance the quality of life for people with mild to moderate hearing impairment due to aging or the environment.

Hearing loss isolates the hearing impaired from everyday life. Conversations become difficult to follow, movie plots become confusing, and critical portions of classroom lectures disappear. Everyday interactions with friends and family become frustrating.

A portable amplifier for personal use is an assistive listening device that can dramatically increase the quality of life for the moderately hearing impaired and their families. By amplifying voices and other sounds both in and out of the home, portable amplifiers improve the ability of the hearing impaired to participate in activities and reduce frustrating miscommunications.

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