As our hard of hearing population increases, many find themselves struggling to hear at work. Whether in an office, on a construction site or in your car, there are many options to help out.
In offices, there are phone amplifiers and headsets or neckloops to go with them. A great combination is the ClearSounds CLA7v2 neckloop with the IL-95 or M22 phone amplifier. Another option is the Quattro Bluetooth neckloop with the QLink Bluetooth Transmitter. For those without t-coil equipped hearing aids, a headset or earbuds are available to plug in to the IL-95 or M22 amplifier. A simple solution is an amplified business phone with one or two lines for those that don’t spend a great deal of time on the phone. Your employer may provide you with some of these solutions as part of compliance with ADA or EEO.
A construction worker may find a clipboard loop a practical solution out in the field or in the office. The clipboard has a microphone in the end that can be pointed to the speaker or the included lapel microphone can be used as well.
A portable loop is a great way for anyone to carry their own personal loop with them to meetings, restaurants, doctor appointments, etc. These rechargeable loops could become your best friend to hear in many different venues.
To hear better on cell phones, personal neckloops for those with t-coils in their hearing aids offer sound to both ears. The ClearSounds CLA7v2, Amplicom NL100, Artone Bluetooth Loopset or the Quattro Bluetooth neckloop can be connected to cell phones with a connector cord or Bluetooth pairing.
Do you have suggestions on how to hear better in different work environments? Please share your successes or failures.
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