ORO VALLEY AUDIOLOGY
2542 E. Vistoso
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
TANQUE VERDE AUDIOLOGY
7255 E. Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ 85715
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8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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We have helped hundreds of our patients take advantage of a statewide
assistance program. For individuals with a hearing loss, the state
will provide a free amplified telephone. Each telephone is designated
to the individual not the household, so if there is more than one
hearing impaired person in the home, each can have his/her own
amplified telephone. You must be an Arizona resident with a landline
telephone. Please call our offices for details.
Other ALDs include infrared systems for television sets. We typically
sell TVEar devices, as they are compatible with many public infrared
systems and with your own headset. Another option for the television
is Њlooping,ћ which is a technology that has been around for quite
some time and is now regaining favor. With looping, a strip connected
to the television is placed around the room. The sound from the TV is
converted to a magnetic signal, which is then sent from the strip and
picked up by a telecoil in the hearing aid (not all hearing aids are
equipped with telecoils). This technology is based on the same
principle as using a telecoil with landline phones. While the sound
from the TV is enhanced, there are however some drawbacks with
looping. In most cases, the hearing aidњs microphone is disabled so
you cannot hear someone talking in the room. Also, if there is
anything else in the room which emits a magnetic signal, you may hear
the buzz from it. Looping is a good alternative for some people, but
not all. Some public buildings are looped and can be identified by a
blue sticker with a white ear at the entry. If you do not know if you
have a telecoil in your hearing aid, any of our audiologists can
assist you in finding out as they are not in all hearing aids.
We also look at each individualњs needs and find devices to help when
hearing is so damaged that hearing aids cannot do it all. There are
bedside clocks and wrist watches that vibrate instead of beep. There
are alerting devices that flash lights when coupled to a doorbell,
baby monitor or telephone ringer. Please come in for a consultation if
you are in need of any ALD.
The latest in assistive devices is wireless coupling with your hearing
instruments. Many of the new technologies have the capability to sync
wirelessly to landline telephones, cell phones, MP3 players and
televisions. There are accessories available, and each company has its
own line to match its particular hearing instrument. The technology is
available in most price points of hearing devices.
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