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Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) People with all types and degrees of hearing loss can benefit from an assistive listening device (ALD). Since the microphone of a typical hearing aid is worn on or behind your ear, its ability to enhance the talker-to-background noise ratio is limited. However, ALDs are designed to increase the loudness of a desired voice, such as

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What Types of ALDs Exist? There are many assistive listening devices available today, from sophisticated systems used in theaters and auditoriums to small personal systems. Various kinds of assistive listening devices are listed below: Personal Listening Systems:  There are several types of personal listening systems available. All are designed to carry sound from the speaker (or other source) directly to the

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A FM system is a special wireless device that helps people hear better in noisy listening situations.  FM stands for frequency modulation and uses radio waves to transmit audio signals to the listener.  The device is typically used in conjunction with hearing aids but can also be used alone in cases of normal hearing. The FM system can be used to

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