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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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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3 Sound Solutions to Help Get the Word Out

January 8, 2016 | Leave a comment

Most churches and houses of worship are subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This means that, for public meetings and religious services, ADA-compliant listening systems should be available on premises.

Even houses of worship which are exempt from ADA compliance have found that having a listening system can increase attendance and make religious services a more fulfilling experience for many.

Having assistive listening devices (ALDs) on hand not only serves elderly and hard-of-hearing parishioners, but also parents with babies or young children who may have to step outside for a few moments.

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10 Things To Do To Preserve Your Hearing & Maintain Quality of Life

January 8, 2016 | Leave a comment

General Tips to Preserve Your Hearing:
1. Limit your exposure to noisy activities and loud environments.

2. At home, turn down the volume on the television, radio, stereos and walkmans.

3. Wear ear plugs or muffs when using loud equipment (i.e. lawn mowers, power saw, leaf blower).

Foam plugs are available at your pharmacy while muffs and specialized ear protection can be purchased at sporting good stores or safety equipment stores.

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Don’t Miss Holiday Memories Because of Hearing Loss

November 30, 2010 | Leave a comment

Hearing loss is a fact of life. Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss, much of it undiagnosed.

Undiagnosed hearing loss, a lack of hearing assistance, and loud holiday gatherings can create a perfect storm that can lead to mis-communication and unwanted holiday stress.

Here are 5 ways you can help everyone hear during holiday gatherings- and make everyone’s holiday happier!

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What Are Headphones, Headsets & Earphones?

November 9, 2010 | 4 Comments

Headphones, headsets, earphones: These terms are freely used all over the internet with little regard for accuracy.

What exactly do they mean, anyway?

Unfortunately, there is little (if any) consensus as to precise meanings for these terms.

Fortunately, AudioLinks has come up with our own definitions! Read on to learn more about headphones, headsets and earphones.

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