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TV & Audio

8th March 2018 | by Glen | posted in Hearing Solutions

If you have difficulty catching everything that is said on TV or Radio you may benefit from using one of our TV & Audio systems which amplify the sounds you want to hear and bring them directly to your ears.

Sarabec® audio products provide clear, sharp sound reproduction leading to relaxed, stress free listening.

If friends or family complain that your TV or Radio is too loud one of our Wireless TV/Audio Systems may prove invaluable in improving your entertainment enjoyment. Wireless systems allow you the freedom to move around without the need to have wires between you and the item you want to listen to. However they all need to be connected to your TV, Radio or music etc. to pick up the sound using the leads provided.

You may find listening in a noisy situation is stressful OR turning the volume up on the TV or Radio is not enough OR you have difficulty in hearing the programmes clearly.

Your hearing aid may have the “T” (loop) facility with this you can enhance your listening by making more of your hearing aid and choose one of the products with the T symbol.

Sounds will be transmitted directly to your hearing aid’s loop facility increasing intelligibility and significantly reducing background noise.

Products without the T symbol are suitable for those who do not wear hearing aids.

Even with today’s rapidly changing technology we can usually help you find a solution to connect to your existing equipment with a range of items and information to help you enjoy your entertainment.

The wireless listeners allow quick connection to your TV, Radio or Music device. They all require you to wear a receiver whether or not you use a hearing aid.

Digital listening systems use the 2.4GHz frequency to transmit their sound from the transmitter to the receiver. They use a coding system that requires the transmitter to be matched to the receiver(s) required and so are most unlikely to suffer any form of interference or reception of other similar systems. Normally up to 4 receivers can be used with any one transmitter.

FM Listening systems often use the 863MHz frequency to transmit their sound from transmitter to the receiver. They do not require any coding and so an unlimited amount of receivers can be used per transmitter. Some have selectable channels to reduce interference possibilities. Range can be greater than digital systems.

Infrared (IR) listening systems use infrared light to transmit the sound. The receivers must be able to “see” the transmitters often referred to as being in “line of sight”. The signals cannot go round chairs or through walls and so are limited to the room they are used in. Note: Infrared systems are not compatible with Plasma screen TVs. We recommend digital systems for use with Plasma TVs.

Induction loop systems transmit the sound directly to your hearing aid’s “T” (loop) facility. Although they require the fitting of a small thin wire around your room, often referred to as a loop aerial, you do not have to wear anything extra. You are making more use of your hearing aid’s built-in facilities.

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