You Should Be Hearing Better On The Telephone!

Feb 5, 2010 by

Many of my patients have a built-in telephone coil (T-switch) on their hearing instrument(s). A T-switch is ordered with your new hearing aid for your telephone ear. Unfortunately, due to space limitations in smaller canal aids or poor dexterity reported by the patient, t-coils cannot be ordered for everybody. In many cases, telephone hearing-impaired amplifiers provide sufficient amplification to carry on a normal conversation with family or friends. Some of my patients have severely profound losses and may not even hear the telephone. Under these circumstances, you should purchase “alerting devices” to let you know when the phone is ringing or whether there is someone at your door.

For most of you, just wearing a hearing aid is only part of the listening solution. The most recent advances in hearing technology incorporate the use of Bluetooth Technology. It enables the hearing aid user to directly connect with cell phones, home telephones, televisions and much more. It been the BIGGEST breakthrough in bridging the gap between hearing impaired users and communication and media devices.