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TV Listening Systems

TV Listening Systems

TV listening systems can reduce the number of times the TV watcher is asked to "turn down the TV". With a TV listening system, someone can wear the TV listener headset receiver to watch TV without disturbing other people who are sleeping or working. Gamers can keep their play private so others in the house can converse in peace. There are two different types of TV amplifying systems, Infered (IR) and Radio Frequency or FM (RF). Both types of systems have a transmitter that hooks directly into the audio output jacks (red and white) on your TV, DVD, cable box, etc. If you do not have audio output jacks on your TV, many of our systems will connect to your TV through a headset jack, or with an external microphone. INFARED systems transmit sounds from the TV through invisible light waves to a receiver that is worn within "line of sight" of the TV. They cannot transmit sound through walls. If you have multiple systems in your home, or in the proximity of your home, an IR system might be right for you. Some will even work in your local movie theater. RADIO FREQUENCY/FM systems transmit sound through radio waves. These systems give the user mobility as the signal easily travels through walls and ceilings. If you like to listen to the TV while doing other things around your home, an RF system would suit you perfectly. LOOP SYSTEMS allow hearing aid users equipped with telecoil or t-coil program to watch TV without the need to wear a separate receiver. The sound is transmitted directly to their hearing aids! BLUETOOTH® systems can be used to make and receive cell phone calls in addition to listening to the TV. Range is approximately 30 feet. HELPFUL TIP: Balance Control – If you have hearing loss that is more profound in one ear than the other, look for a TV listening system with “Balance Control”. This lets you control the volume in each side so that the audio sounds balanced in both ears.