These are portable wireless amplifiers for use with hearing aids set to the 'T' setting when the user is in 1:1 or group conversations. Most consist of a microphone & transmitter worn by the speaker, and a receiver worn by the user with a socket for connecting a neck loop or ear hook. On some models the microphone and transmitter may be worn round the speakers neck, other models have a clip on lapel microphone.
The neckloop or earhooks may come with the amplifier or require purchasing seperately.
This section lists wireless conversation amplifiers with seperate transmitters and receivers for use with hearing aids, although some can also be used without hearing aids with appropriate attachments. To view conversation amplifiers for use without hearing aids view our list of Wireless conversation amplifiers.
Choice of attachment
Most of the conversation amplifiers listed in this section allow a choice of neck loops, earhooks or silent headphones for use with hearing aids set to the 'T' setting (they may also be compatible with headphones or stetoclips for use without a hearing aid). We recommend you check which of these attachments is being supplied before purchasing. Selecting which of these attachments is most suited to your needs depends on the nature of your hearing loss and your preferences. For more information read our advice on Headphones, stetoclips, earhooks and neck loops.
Some models use batteries (required by both the transmitter and the receiver), others are rechargeable.
Some models give a choice of microphones:
Some models have sockets and leads for connecting to a TV or audio equipment to help amplify the sound. However if you think you may wish to connect your amplifier to a TV/stereo you may wish to look at:
- hearing aid compatible household appliance amplifiers
When you first put on listening equipment always have it at a minimum/low volume setting and then adjust it to your requirements. If you turn it on at a loud amplified volume you may damage your hearing.
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