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Music Accessories for the Hearing Impaired

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:20:34 AM Australia/Melbourne

Music Accessories for the Hearing ImpairedMany of the questions that the Hearlink team is asked relate to how lifestyles will change for those impacted by hearing loss. Many customers and patients that we work with are afraid that their lives will drastically change. They’re afraid that many of the hobbies and pastimes that they look forward to, won’t be available to them anymore. This is specifically true about watching movies and listening to music. Luckily for them, advances in science and technology abound, and many are focused on ensuring that the lives of those with hearing impairments change as little as possible. This means that there is a huge market dedicated to technologies specifically for those with hearing impairments. Today, we profile music accessories which allow this audience to jam out to their favorite tunes, no problem.

 

You’ll need to stay away from earbuds, and in-ear headphones. They interfere with your hearing aids, so they’re a no-go. The most simple solution links your hearing aids directly to blue tooth, so that they can sync directly with your music player. One particular model that is quite popular is made by Siemens. Another company to check out is BOSE. Their TriPort AE headphones have received very positive reviews.

 

If you are a fan of behind-the-ear hearing aids, our customers and patients have recommended that you adjust our hearing aids to the telephone setting. You can then place headphones over your ears and enjoy your music properly. Also, if your hearing aid has a cord, and a port that you wear around your waist, you can leverage your earbud and place it on top of the port.

 

Alternatively, many of those impacted by hearing loss seek out full-cup headphones. These are also known as around-ear or AE. You can also check out on-ear or OE models. With these, you leave your headphones in. Then full-sized headphones fit around your hearing aids, and you don’t have to make any changes. With this set-up in place, you can listen to your music at a normal level. Bonus- you can also hear surrounding conversations and noises at a normal volume.

 

Thanks to the aforementioned blue tooth connections, these headphones can also link directly with your music or mp3 players. It really depends how much you want to spend. Prices run the gamut for these types of accessories. If you’re looking for top quality, you should expect to pay more than $100, but there are plenty of less expensive options available to you as well. Another question to keep in mind is the style that you’re looking to attain. If you don’t mind bigger and bulkier solutions, then you have more to choose from. If something sleek and subtle is extremely important to you, then you may have to invest a little bit more. The smaller a technology is, generally the more expensive it is.

 

We hope that this introductory post gives our music listeners inspiration for their next music accessory purchase. Questions? Comments? Please reach out to the Hearlink team. We’d love to hear from you.

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Hearlink Admin