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Home Hearing Loop

Have you looped your living room yet?  If not, this short video clip will convince you to do so.  I have the Oval Windows Microloop III in my living room and love it!  It is very easy to install.  I hired a carpet installer who put the wire under the edge of my carpet and you can not see it at all.  Works like magic!

Blue Ear to the Rescue!

Nice story about Marvel Comics creating a Super Hero – with a hearing loss!

Read the Story

Watch the Video

Retirement Community Dining Halls

I think one of the most difficult listening situations is the dining hall in a retirement community.   I have been searching for a good listening device for this type of situation but had no good ideas….until one of my customers enlightened me!  She uses a Pocketalker with a Neckloop and the Centrum Sound Conference Microphone.  I visited her recently and discovered it was really quite good!  Unfortunately, the dining hall wasn’t crowded, so I didn’t get to test it out as thoroughly as I’d like, but her satisfaction with it convinced me to buy one for myself!  I’ll try it out at the Coronado Brewing Company – if it works there, it will work anywhere!


(Click on the pictures for prices and more information.)

To make this work, you simply remove the microphone from the Pocketalker and insert the 3.5 jack of the conference microphone into the Pocketalker.  Then set the microphone flat in the middle of the table or rest it on a firm surface such as a small plate.

If anyone else has other solutions for improving hearing in large dining halls, I’d love to hear about them.

More about Richard Einhorn

“It is vitally important that people with hearing loss stop trying to hide their hearing problem.  There is absolutely nothing to be gained by doing so, and so much to lose.”
Richard Einhorn, composer who suffered a sudden, unexplained profound hearing loss in 2010.

Can you imagine waking up one morning and discovering you are completely deaf in one ear and have lost 70% of your hearing in the other ear?!  That would be devastating for anyone, but imagine you were a composer and your entire life revolved around music.  Read the inspiring story of this man in the May-June issue of the Hearing Loss Magazine (available online to HLAA members).

The New York Times has published a second article about Richard, “For Hard of Hearing, Clarity Out of the Din.”  In this article, he discusses t-coils, loops and assisted listening devices.  Richard describes how he converted his iPhone into a personal amplifier. Very cool!

There is so much technology out there to help you hear, but as I said in an earlier blog  “Assisted Listening Devices are not for Sissies!”  If you can overcome your embarrassment about having a hearing loss, find a personal listening device that works for you.  Here are few that I recommend:  Wireless FM Personal Amplifiers.