Using Headphones with your hearing aids
Until recent improvements in hearing aid technology, you could not wear headphones with your aids. You can now - this opens up a great many scenarios previously not available.
The squealling ("acoustic feedback" or just "feedback") of a hearing aid when you cup your hand over it would be a sure sign it would not work when confined in a set of headphones.
So imagine the delight in being able to use a high quality set of noise cancelling headphones with your hearing aids.
Noise Cancelling headphones work by creating a noise-cancelling wave that is 180° out of phase with the ambient noise.
Originally designed for travellers on long flights.
The same technology is used by software to reduce noise in a recording.
So we can now hear using hearing aids and noise cancelling headphones with amazing clarity.
Hearing your mobile phone ring
One issue facing people with hearing loss is hearing your mobile phone ring from a different room in your house.
There are now some standard phones that can be used to connect to your mobile phone via Bluetooth.
One that works well, and is widely available is the Uniden XDECT 8355 series.
You don't actually require a landline connection you can simply use this phone as an extension of your mobile phone.
The benefit is you can hear this phone wherever your mobile phone is.
Another great feature is the do not disturb mode.
The audio quality is good - at least as good as your phone. The Uniden XDECT 8355 series also comes with options for more phones and locations so in a large house you can leave your mobile where it gets the best reception and pick up the Uniden wherever it is closest.
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