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      Read our range of factsheets on technology that could help you manage your conditions.

      If you have hearing loss or tinnitus, you'll know that products and technology can be a lifeline. They're vital for diagnosing and managing your condition, and they help you to live the life they choose.

      But deciding and finding what is right for you can be a minefield.

      In this section, our factsheets offer reliable and detailed information about the types of products and devices you may want to consider to help you at different times and in certain situations.

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      Products to help with hearing loss

      You’ll find this leaflet useful if you have hearing loss or tinnitus (or both) and want to find out what products can help – at home, at work and when out and about.

      Leaflet
      Updated 3 Jan 2017
      Products and technology

      Enjoying TV, film and the arts

      Hearing loss shouldn’t stop you from enjoying TV, film and the arts. In this leaflet we tell you where you can find TV programmes, films and performances that are subtitled or signed. We also let you know about the listening products that can help.

      Leaflet
      Updated 3 Jan 2017
      Products and technology

      Using mobiles and smartphones when you have hearing loss

      This factsheet tells you all about the accessibility features of mobiles and smartphones and how you can make the most of them.

      Factsheet
      Updated 13 Sep 2017
      Products and technology

      Alerting devices

      Our factsheet tells you about products that can alert you to important sounds and events at home, such as flashing and vibrating doorbells, alarm clocks, telephone call indicators and wireless multi-alerting systems.

      Factsheet
      Updated 4 Oct 2017
      Products and technology

      Communicating online

      This factsheet tells about the devices you can use to go online and how you can make the most of your online experiences.

      Factsheet
      Updated 18 Sep 2017
      Products and technology

      Smoke alarms

      Our factsheet explains why you should have a home fire safety check, what's special about smoke alarm systems for people with hearing loss, and where you can buy them. It also has information on carbon monoxide alarms.

      Factsheet
      Updated 7 Mar 2017
      Products and technology

      Understanding wireless technology for hearing aids

      This factsheet explains how you can wirelessly connect your hearing aids to different devices, such as your phone or a hearing loop, to help you hear better. You can also find out how you can easily control your hearing aid settings through remote controls and apps.

      Factsheet
      Updated 11 Sep 2017
      Products and technology

      Home telephones

      Our factsheet tells you how to adjust or adapt your existing phone for your hearing loss. It also has information on amplified phones and the special features to look out for that can help you.

      Factsheet
      Updated 13 Sep 2017
      Products and technology

      Text Relay Services

      Our factsheet tells you about the Next Generation Text Service (NGTS) run by BT, and how to use it on your smartphone or tablet. It also has information on getting the best from textphones.

      Factsheet
      Updated 4 Oct 2017
      Products and technology

      Enjoying TV

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you have hearing loss and sometimesstruggle to follow TV programmes and films.

      Factsheet
      Updated 18 Sep 2017
      Products and technology