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For televisions and stereo systems


Watching TV and listening to music
Even with a small hearing loss and the best hearing aid, it can be difficult to hear what is said on the TV or radio or to hear all the tones in music. Many people compensate by turning up the volume, but that is not always sufficient and can disturb the rest of the household and even neighbours.

Phonic Ear offers television solutions to meet most needs. Compare our solutions in the table below and click to read more about the individual products.

Compare TV solutions

ProductField Loop
To be used with:
Hearing aid with telecoil X X
Headphones/headset
Sound transmitted via:
Infrared signal
Teleloop signal
X
X
FM/WDA signal
Special Bluetooth protocol
Applications TV &
PC/stereo
TV &
PC/stereo
Alarm notification via Link X
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Many hearing aids have a telecoil (T and M/T setting) that allows sound to be received wirelessly from a teleloop, neckloop or a teleloop system. The user can choose the volume and hear the sound directly in the hearing aid without disturbing background noise.

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An infrared signal is used by infrared (IR) systems to transfer a signal, sound for example. A typical infrared system consists of a transmitter that is connected to a TV and/or a stereo system and receiver that is carried around the neck of the user. The two units must “see” each other to transfer the signal, so there should be no obstacles between them.

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A teleloop is used to transfer sound. A hearing aid set in the T-position (telecoil) will capture the sound from the teleloop and exclude disturbing background noise.

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WDA (wireless digital audio) is a 2.4 GHz wireless technology for the transfer of sound. WDA technology makes it possible to transfer sound with a very high bandwidth and provides high-quality sound.