Technology is transforming the array of assistive products and equipment available. From voice amplifiers and alerting systems to amplified phones and vibrating alarm clocks, there is a solution for every situation. If you are living with hearing loss, an assistive device can be simply life-changing. Sheena Lee now enjoys everyday activities that had started to become increasingly difficult. She says: “I have some excellent products that have made life since developing adult-onset deafness a lot easier.”
Never oversleep again
Getting up on time is difficult if you have trouble hearing the alarm. Sheena Lee found a solution: “I bought a vibrating travel alarm clock after I stayed in a B&B and was woken by the red-faced owner – my traditional alarm clock had failed to wake me for an early ferry… but had woken up other guests! My new alarm clock wakes me with earthquake-like tremors, while other guests sleep on peacefully.” The Wake n’ Shake Curve alarm clock will ensure you never oversleep again.
Don’t miss another phone call
Communicating by phone can be challenging if you have a hearing loss. Sheena Lee now has an amplified smartphone which allows her to hear the caller’s voice clearly. She says: “I also bought an amplified home telephone for my mother who has adult-onset deafness too. She can now make calls, and feels independent and confident. For the first time in years, we’re able to catch up over the phone – it’s wonderful.” The Amplidect 295 is an amplified hearing aid compatible phone that makes keeping in touch much easier.
Join in every conversation
Do you sometimes find conversations difficult to follow? Are work meetings and social gatherings becoming isolating and frustrating? If so, a conversation amplifier could be the answer. The Sonido is a portable amplification device that helps you hear conversations more clearly while reducing background noise, whether you have a hearing aid or not. Use it in conjunction with the CL7400 wireless headphones
Enjoy all your favourite TV programmes
Is your TV too loud for one person in the house and not loud enough for another? There’s now a clever device available to help. A TV listener allows everyone to enjoy TV, radio, and music together; one person can fix their own volume and tone settings, whilst others continue to watch and listen at their preferred volume. Check out the TV2510 TV listener with neckloop
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