I’ve already got a hearing aid – surely, I don’t need anything else?
There is a general misunderstanding that once you have been fitted with a hearing aid, there is nothing else that can be done to help you, aside from regular check-ups. Well, alongside our state of the art, adjustable aids, we can now provide additional accessories to enhance your hearing health even further. This is especially true for anyone who suffers with severe hearing loss.
What more is on offer?
There are lots of options now available which can offer audio assistance. In the first instance you need to have an assessment which will be able to identify your needs. Then we can discuss how to best help you. Most of the top Hearing Aid manufacturers offer additional products to enhance your hearing needs. Phonak are the world leader in hearing solutions, based in Zurich, Switzerland, and have spent decades researching designs and innovations to help keep you connected to the beauty of sound. They now offer ALDs as well as hearing aids.
What exactly are ALD’s?
An ALD is an Assisted Listening Device. This is an external, portable, wireless device capable of helping you understand more speech, more of the time – especially in challenging environments. The Roger Pen was recognised for outstanding product design in the German Design Award in 2017 – one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world! It is an advanced wireless microphone for hearing aid users and cochlear implant recipients. With its inconspicuous design, it mimics a pen in shape and looks more like a stylish writer than a medical instrument. It can help people with hearing loss to hear and understand more speech in loud noise and over distance. It can be used as a table microphone, or as a clip-on device and is great in social circles.
Phonak say that their Roger Table Mic is a microphone dedicated for working adults who participate in meetings – but we know it’s great for social events like weddings and Christmas day too, courtesy of multiple microphones and six directional beams covering 360’. It selects the person who’s talking and switches automatically between the meeting participants. It can offer benefits of up to 20m (66 feet) if in the line of sight of the user.
Why should I bother with an ALD, I get by okay?
With the Roger Pen, hearing aid users understand up to 62% better than people without hearing loss in noise and over distance. Imagine that! The Roger Table mic has a battery life of 16 hours – just in case you have a really long day at the office!
Contact Steven Hale Hearing today to find out more about our ALDs, and take the first step to EVEN BETTER hearing.