December 9, 2016 -- Erin Wright
1. Tv Adaptors- these wireless devices stream TV audio into hearing aids wirelessly. The advantage to using this over headphones is that you are not cut off from the room like you are with headphones so you can still converse with your partner while hearing the TV. Added bonus- you can leave the room and not lose any sound!
Cost $100-$300 dependent on model
2. Electronic Dry Aid Kit- this is a step up from the regular desiccant beads. This kit comes from Widex (but can be used with all hearing aids) and is amazing at drawing out moisture from a hearing aid to prolong its life. Cost $100
3. Auxiliary Microphone- this handy device can be clipped to the speaker and the voice is steamed to the hearing aids without the noise in the room . As someone with normal hearing I have been known to use our demo aids and clip the microphone to my husband in the car because he is soft spoken plus the car noise makes it a strain to hear. Not with the mini mics. These wireless devices makes listening easy. Bonus: they do double duty when you plug the into the headphones jack of your kitchen stereo . This allows you to stream all the music or talk radio you want into your hearing aids!
Cost & $150-$1100