Assistive Listening Devices

We carry a wide variety of assistive listening devices (ALD’S) that will supplement the current hearing aid user or work independently for those who are not wearing hearing aids.

The list below is a sample of some of the most popular devices.

Wireless Connectivity

There is a whole array of wireless devices designed to help you connect your current or new hearing aid WIRELESS to cell phones, landline phones, TV’s, companion microphones and more. Your hearing aids become a personal wireless headset.

TDD/TYY Devices

Used for those who are unable to communicate on the telephone. This unit uses typed messages sent between two users. Communication occurs via the typed messages. The sender and receiver must have TDD units. Relay operators are available to intervene as a go between for those who do not have TDD services.

Visually Alert Devices

These devices provide safety and convenience by turning vital sound into flashing light signals. The sound is detected by a special transmitter which is plugged into an electrical outlet. The signal travels through the electricity in your home and is picked up by a receiver also plugged into a wall outlet and/or lamp. Various signal devices include:

Infrared Device

This system uses advanced wireless technology to send a signal (ie: from TV, Radio) via invisible light waves to a light weight headset or hearing aid attachment. You become in control of volume without bothering other family members or friends.

One to One communicator

This device is a simple portable one to one communication aid that amplifies your voice, so the hearing impaired individual can hear you clearly and easily. It permits normal conversation even in noisy environments such as TV rooms and group dining areas.

Induction Loop

In home induction loops (loop system) work with any user that has a hearing aid equipped with a telecoil switch. Installation involves laying a circular spool of wire (supplied) in a room where listening takes place.(ie: TV room). The wire is attached to an amplifier box placed near the sound source. The sound is transmitted via a magnetic field and sent to the hearing aid user who picks up the signal through the magnetic coil positioned inside the hearing aid. The signal to noise ratio is drastically increased and the sound is significantly improved.

Alarm

When the alarm goes off, the user can select to wake up to any combination of loud pulsating audio alarm, flashing lights, or shaking bed. Portable units are available for those with busy travel schedules.

  • Ontario Hearing Centers
    2210 Monroe Ave.
    Rochester, NY 14618
    Open: M-F 8am-5pm Saturday 9am-12pm

    Phone: 585-442-4180