Article - There's More Than Hearing Aids
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Products That Help People With Hearing Loss
Does it seem like everyone is mumbling when they talk to you? Do family members frequently complain that the television and radio are too loud when you think the volume is just fine? Are you straining to hear a child's voice? These are some of the warning signs of hearing impairment.
Some people suffer a hearing loss from listening to loud music or working in a very noisy environment. Most people experience some degree of hearing loss as they age. If you or someone close to you notices a change, have your hearing professionally tested to determine the cause and degree of impairment. Your doctor may suggest investing in hearing aids. But if hearing aids are not appropriate, there are a variety of other products that can increase volume and clarity so that you can comfortably carry on your daily activities.
Here are some of the most popular hearing accessories available from our site:
Amplified Telephones: Most of the phones we carry allow for tone adjustment, which is as effective as amplification for some people. Adjusting the tone enables you to get more of the higher pitch that many people find harder to hear. Among the many models available, the loudest is the Clarity XL-50 , which features volume control up to 60 dB, for extra loud conversations.
Vibrating Alarm Clocks: Never sleep through your alarm again just because you didn't hear it! High frequency sounds are often the hardest the hear as you begin to have hearing loss. This means that the high pitched alarm clock beeps and signals may not be enough to wake you up anymore. This clock has a bed shaker vibrating alert that is placed under your mattress or pillow. It awakes you with strong shake instead of a loud sound.
Wireless Doorbell Signaler: No more worries about missing a visitor or a delivery because you couldn't hear the doorbell! The Sonic Signaler will flash a lamp so you know someone has come to the door.
The best feature that many of the new hearing devices share is their discreet style of compensating for hearing loss. You can easily incorporate them into your daily life and they don't look institutional. The message is loud and clear - there are many alternatives for turning up the volume.
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