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Hearing Assistive Technology

Hearing aids and cochlear implants provide benefit to many people with hearing loss. However, some people need additional devices to help improve their hearing and understanding in difficult listening situations. For instance, some people have trouble hearing and understanding in noisy restaurants even though they wear hearing aids.  These additional devices that can help in difficult situations are called assistive listening devices or hearing assistive technology.

If you or someone you know currently wishes to hear and/or understand better in certain listening situations, then hearing assistive technology might be beneficial. Hearing assistive technology can be used at home or on the go, and devices are designed to help people with and without hearing loss and/or hearing aids. For example, individuals with auditory processing disorders often benefit from using hearing assistive technology.

Hearing assistive technology designed for the home can help you to better hear and understand:

  • Your Television
  • Your Telephone or Cell Phone
  • Important Alerting Systems
    • Smoke Alarm
    • Alarm Clock
    • Telephone Ring
    • Doorbell Ring

Hearing assistive technology desinged for people on the go can help you to better hear and understand in:

  • Restaurants
  • Church
  • Movie Theaters
  • Classrooms
  • And many other noisy locations!

To learn more about hearing assistive technology, click on the links below or call 314-362-7489 to schedule a consultation with an audiologist at Washington University. Hearing assistive technology can be demonstrated during a clinic appointment. 

Hearing Assistive Technology for the Home

Hearing Assistive Technology On the Go

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