Sound Amplifying Devices in North Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Balance and Hearing Aids Supports You in Hearing the Sounds of the World
At Arizona Balance and Hearing Aids, we know the impact that hearing loss can have on your daily life. Even simple activities like watching television or talking on the phone can become difficult if you have hearing loss. That’s why our goal is to provide you with high-quality hearing loss treatment that will help you reconnect with the sounds around you and make daily life enjoyable again.
To help us achieve our goal, we offer various Assistive Listening Devices, including sound amplifying devices, in North Phoenix, AZ.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALD), Explained
An ALD is a type of device that helps you hear more clearly in conversations, groups, theaters, and similar environments. There are several kinds of state-of-the-art ALDs available today, with some assisting on a personal level and others being useful in public venues. ALDs can be used with or without hearing aids and, in some cases, they can even be used instead of hearing aids!
We carry the following cutting-edge ALDs for you:
- Devices for hearing television and music (TV-Ears)
- Specialized alarm clocks and systems
- Personal FM systems
- Many other special purpose products for people with or without hearing impairment
- Amplified phones and ringers
You can generally organize ALDs into Listening Systems and Visual Systems as shown below:
A Personal Amplifier consists of a microphone, a listening unit, and a volume control. Personal amplifiers are useful in cutting out background noise when speaking with someone in close proximity and can be the first step for people with mild hearing loss before investing in a hearing aid.
Listening Systems Technology
Listening Systems use various methods to amplify sounds through a transmitter that sends a signal to you, and a receiver that decodes the signal. These devices are helpful in both large groups of people and for personal use.
FM Systems Technology
FM Systems use radio broadcast technology to transmit sound from a specific source (like a human speaker, TV, radio, or iPod) to a set of headphones, a small loudspeaker, or your existing hearing aids. FM Systems are helpful in noisy environments, or where the original sound source is some distance away.
Induction Loop Systems (Hearing Loops)
Induction Loop Systems are mostly found in large group areas like theaters and auditoriums. Induction Loop Systems use a permanently installed wire (hidden inside the floor or under a carpet) that connects to the microphone used by the speaker and is transmitted to or heard through existing hearing aids or headphones.
Infrared Systems Technology
Infrared Systems are similar to FM Systems but transmit through infrared light instead of radio waves. Because they lack the power of FM systems, they’re often a more practical choice in smaller environments and they are also less expensive. Consumer products like “TV Ears” fall into this category.
Personal Systems are also FM-based but they are smaller, more portable, and more personal. Personal Systems work well in classroom and lecture settings, restaurants, nursing homes, senior centers, or any situation where the speaker is at a distance.
Instead of sound, these systems instead use sight to alert you to doorbells, fire alarms/smoke detectors, clocks, and numerous other alarms. They often use flashing light, vibration, or both, to alert you. Like sound-based systems, these can be used by people either with or without hearing impairment and are highly recommended for people who live alone.
CaptionCall phones are assistive listening devices that are free to anyone who has been certified as hard of hearing. These devices transcribe your conversations in real-time while you are speaking and offer many features to keep you well-connected, including:
- Large screen – Clearly transcribed text for calls and voicemail messages
- Easily adjustable volume settings
- Hearing loop connection – Directly streams conversations to telecoil-equipped hearing aids
- Visual ringer – The screen flashes when the phone rings
- Plus many more!
Arizona Balance and Hearing Aids is a certified distributor of CaptionCall phones. For those without a landline, we can provide an X-Link that will allow you to pair your cell phone to the CaptionCall phone, via BlueTooth connectivity, at no cost. Come visit us today for a hearing test and to qualify for your complimentary CaptionCall phone.
Call to Schedule Your Consultation in North Phoenix, AZ, Today!
To learn more about ALDs and other sound amplifying devices in North Phoenix, AZ, schedule an appointment with us by calling 602.265.9000 today. To see if NeuroTechnology™ is right for you, request your complimentary ABHA Hearing Consultation by calling us at 602.265.9000 or CLICKING HERE to see how we can help you.
Come experience our 5-star-rated hearing center in North Phoenix, AZ – with our convenient appointment times, we guarantee you’ll never have to miss work or school for an audiology appointment with us!