When a patient has a hearing loss sometimes an assistive listening device (ALD) is required in addition to or instead of a hearing aid. ALDs can be amplified telephones, TV enhancers, visual smoke and doorbell alarms and a variety of other items designed to keep the hearing impaired in touch with their environment. We have a number of these items in our office for demonstration where their benefits can be quickly observed. Because this technology is so quickly evolving we always have access to the latest information and can special order any ALD.
Bluetooth provides a way for devices like mobile phones, laptops and personal computers to communicate wirelessly. The Bluetooth devices to allow audio signals to receive wireless input from many different audio devices, streaming it to the hearing instruments. For example, you can receive mobile phone calls directly to your hearing instruments or listen to music from your tablets or laptop computers.