In the past, people with hearing loss sometimes struggled to communicate with those around them, and this was particularly true of speaking on the phone (when body language, lip reading and sign language aren’t possible). Thanks to modern technology, however, people with hearing loss now have more options than ever before to assist their hearing. This includes HAC (hearing aid compatible) cellphone accessories that are specially designed for those with hearing loss. These accessories and add-ons will make it easier for you to communicate using your cellphone. We have HAC phone accessories at our Edmonton office. For clients seeking a better phone experience, come to Hearing Care Clinic.
This telephone switch feature is built into many hearing aids. (We can let you know if this feature is included in your model.) It picks up the phone’s magnetic field and converts it into sound, allowing you to turn up the volume when you are in a noisy place without causing feedback.
This necklace-sized wire can be worn around your neck and used for telecoil hearing aids. The weak magnetic signal can connect to devices like HAC phones. It’s a popular choice, since it doesn’t require wires that connect to the hearing aids.
An earhook silhouette is like a neckloop in that it creates a magnetic signal that is recognized by your hearing aid’s telecoil. It hooks over the ear, nestles behind your BTE hearing aid, and has a thin loop of wire to plug into HAC phones and accessories.