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Beyond Hearing Aids: Assistive Listening Devices

At Physicians Hearing Center, we provide extensive hearing health care to patients in Dothan, Alabama and the surrounding areas. In addition to comprehensive hearing evaluations and hearing aid services, we also offer assistive listening devices, to help you hear in crowded, public places, which are often more challenging listening environments.

Do you have problems hearing in meetings? Movie theatres? Places of worship? Restaurants? These are settings where assistive listening devices (ALDs) can help!

What are assistive listening devices?

Assistive listening devices work to expand the capabilities of hearing aids (and cochlear implants) by amplifying and separating the sounds you want to hear and reducing background noise when the speaker (or source of sound) is more than a few feet away. Hearing aids are traditionally designed to hear one- Assistive listening device systems generally consist of a microphone to collect sound, a transmitter to send the sounds signal across a distance, a receiver to intercept the signal and different listening attachments to send the sound from the receiver to your hearing aid, cochlear implant, or to your ear (via earbuds or headphones).

A few common assistive listening devices are listed below. 

  • Pocket talker
  • TV ears
  • Amplified Telephones
  • Amplified Door Bells
  • Amplified Fire Alarms
  • Amplified Alarm Clocks

At Physicians Hearing Center, we’ve been helping improve the quality of life for residents of Dothan, Alabama and the tri-state area, as a division of ENT care, since 1977. If you’re interested in learning more about the assistive listening devices we carry, we’d be happy to show you. Discover the difference in Dothan. Schedule an appointment today!