ALD for people with hearing disabilities

 
 

Connections Strategies

personal listening devices for hearing disabledAssisted Listening Devices, or ALDs, help people in everyday situations effectively interact with and understand the world around them. For many people with low hearing, it is not simply amplification that’s important, it is removing unwanted background noise in order to clearly isolate the desired sounds. In the home and in the community, that means improved quality of life and enjoying the conversation of friends. In the classroom, that means improved comprehension and learning. ALDs open a world of clear sound to millions of people around the world.

  1. What is the environment for the listener?
  2. Where and what is the sound source?
  3. Is the listener also using a hearing aid?
  4. What other technology might assist the listener?

 

Common Situations

Situation 1
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My father has trouble separating conversation from background noise in crowded areas like restaurants and shopping malls.

Situation 2
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My student in special education needs to hear what’s going on, otherwise she cannot communicate effectively with her classmates.

Situation 3
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My son uses a T-Coil hearing aid, but can still have trouble on occasion in noisy environments. However, I don’t want him to feel self-conscious about using more technology.

Situation 1

personal listening devices for hearing disabled

My father has trouble separating conversation from background noise in crowded areas like restaurants and shopping malls.

Applied Methodology

  1. Noisy, crowded environments.
  2. Nearby source – companions versus other conversations.
  3. No other hearing aid involved.
  4. Not needed.

AT Solution

personal amplifer - Audable by AbleNet

Audable™ Personal Amplifier
Separates the conversation you want from the background noise you don’t.
Ear Bud Headphones can be used for discrete use in public areas. Learn More

 

Situation 2

personal listening devices for hearing disabled

My student in special education needs to hear what’s going on, otherwise she cannot communicate effectively with her classmates.

Applied Methodology

  1. Classroom environment – can be noisy at times.
  2. Teacher, nearby students in her workgroup.
  3. No other hearing aid involved.
  4. Alternative and Augmentative Communication can assist with complex hearing and speech challenges.

AT Solution

personal amplifier - Audable™ by AbleNet

Audable™, by AbleNet Personal Amplifier
Helps amplify conversations in the student workgroup.
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QuickTalker Communication Device

QuickTalker
QuickTalker is AbleNet's easy-to-use, go-anywhere communicator
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Situation 3

personal listening devices for hearing disabled

My son uses a T-Coil hearing aid, but can still have trouble on occasion in noisy environments. However, I don’t want him to feel self-conscious about using more technology.

Applied Methodology

  1. Noisy everyday environments.
  2. Various sound sources – people and media.
  3. T-Coil hearing aid.
  4. Minimize outward appearance of technology use.

AT Solution

personal amplifier - Audable by AbleNet

Audable™ Personal Amplifier
Audable™, by AbleNet Personal Amplifier Amplifies sounds from any desired nearby source.
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