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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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

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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7 Danger Signs of Noise Induced Hearing Loss – NIHL

January 11, 2016 | Leave a comment

Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Every day we experience normal sounds in our environment like television, radio, automobiles, buses and trucks. When an individual is exposed to harmful sounds that are too loud or extended over time, sensitive structures of the inner ear can be damaged causing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).Ten million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise. Thirty million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day.

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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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3 Benefits to Renting A Tour Guide System

September 3, 2015 | Leave a comment

Tour guide systems provide audio reinforcement when a speaker’s voice must overcome distance and background noise, or when interpretation is required for multilingual events. There are benefits to buying a system, but many event planners prefer to rent. How do you know if renting is right for you?

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Personal Amplifiers Help Kids Hear Better in School

September 16, 2011 | Leave a comment

Hearing assistance devices can keep hearing impaired students on top of their schoolwork by reducing unwanted background noise and amplifying the teacher’s voice. Learn more about 2 portable personal systems that will help students make the grade!

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3 FM Receivers for 3 Assisted Hearing Applications

May 18, 2011 | Leave a comment

FM receivers for assisted hearing and tour guide systems come in a variety of configurations with differing features.

Each one of these FM receivers is better suited for a different application.

How do you know which receiver is ideal for you?

Read on and learn more about 3 different FM receivers and how they fit 3 common hearing assistance applications!

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VHF vs. UHF: What Wireless FM System Is Ideal for You?

May 3, 2011 | Leave a comment

If you’re in the market for a wireless microphone (or assisted hearing system), chances are you’ve checked out both VHF and UHF models.

And, chances are, you’ve noticed some key differences: Not the least of them being price.

What’s the difference between VHF and UHF wireless systems, and which is the ideal choice for you?

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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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