An assistive listening device (ALD) is type of device that can help you function better in your day-to-day communication situations. An ALD can be used with or without hearing aids to overcome the negative effects of distance, background noise, or poor room acoustics. So even though you have a hearing aid, ALDs can offer greater ease of hearing (and therefore reduced stress and fatigue) in many day-to-day communication situations. Hearing aids + ALDs = Better listening and better communication!Types of ALDs
“Ear mould is a device inserted into the ear for sound conduction or ear protection. Earmolds are anatomically shaped and can be produced in different sizes for general use or specially cast from particular ear forms. Some users specify how hard or soft they want their mould to be, an audiologist can also suggest this. As a conductor, it improves sound transmission to eardrums. This is an essential feature to diminish feedback paths in hearing aids and assure better intelligibility in noisy-environment communication. The main goal in wearing earmolds is to attain better user comfort and efficiency. Earmolds (and their tubes) often turn yellow and stiff with age, and thus need replacement on a regular basis. The job of making earmoulds is very time consuming and skilful, each one is made individually. There are special kinds of moulds which can be used for ear protections by normal hearing individuals, for more information please contact our Audiologists.”
Hearing aids require a lot of power and energy. For this reason, zinc air batteries are most often used because they produce a large amount of energy despite their very light weight. Each hearing aid requires a specific battery size and, thanks to customer feedback, companies have now adopted a universal system to help customers better remember and match their battery with their aid. Hearing aid battery sizes can now be identified on all battery manufacturers’ packaging using the following colors.