TV & Radio Listening Systems

TV & Radio Listening Systems for DHH

These are designed to make listening to the television more comfortable for individuals with hearing impairment, without disturbing those around them. TV listening systems may be: TV. The amplifier sends the sound to a headset through the wire. The major disadvantage of this system is that the wire is not too long, and the listener has to stay close to the television. Moreover, others may accidentally trip over the wire. Relaxing at the end of the day listening to music or watching TV - simple pleasures that we take for granted but which may be difficult if someone can't hear well. A range of solutions from direct input and inductive listening devices that can plug into a standard headphone socket.

Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote

TV playing a cartoon with a little girl and a frog with captions turned on

Android (3.9), iOS (4.5)

Amazon Fire Stick & Fire TV Accessibility

Amazon Fire TV offers accessibility features such as closed captions, the VoiceView screen reader, a screen magnifier, Text Banner, and high contrast text to support access by customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and or have low vision. This allows customers to enjoy movies, TV shows, music, apps, and more.

How to use accessibility features?

Accessibility features can be turned on from the Accessibility menu found in Settings.

More information: Accessibility for Fire TV

VoiceView Quick Start Instructions

VoiceView is available on all Fire TV devices and can be enabled during setup.

  1. Plug your Fire TV into your television, then power.

  2. Insert included batteries into the remote. When you hear a single tone sound, your Fire TV and remote are ready to pair.

  3. Press the Home button to pair your remote. Home is the middle button in the top row of three small buttons.

  4. Once the remote is paired you will hear a different two tonetwo-tone sound.

  5. To enable VoiceView, hold the Back and Menu buttons for 2 seconds. Back and Menu are the left and right buttons in the top row of three small buttons.

When VoiceView is enabled for the first time, the VoiceView tutorial will automatically start. You can revisit that tutorial at any time, through VoiceView Settings.

More information: VoiceView for Fire TV or the VoiceView for Fire TV User Guide

Hearing

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  • Closed Captions

Watch movies and TV shows with closed captions. Look for the CC icon when browsing movies and TV shows. Captions are not available for all titles.

You can also customize how your closed captions appear including text color, size, opacity, font style, edge style, background color, and more by doing the settings at www.amazon.com/cc

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Amazon Fire TV App

Amazon Fire TV mobile app for iOS/Android/Fire OS enhances the Fire TV experience with simple navigation, a keyboard for easy text entry (no more hunting and pecking), and quick access to favorite apps and games

Features

  • Voice search (not available in all countries)

  • Simple navigation

  • Playback controls

  • Keyboard for simple text entry

  • Quick access to your apps and games

Compatibility

  • Multicast-enabled router required

  • Designed for simple navigation and playback control of Fire TV streaming media players

  • For gameplay, use the remote included with your Fire TV or the optional Amazon Fire TV Game Controller

Apple TV

Siri Remote

iOS (4.8)

Apple TV Accessibility

Apple TV is a digital media player and micro-console developed by Apple. It is a small network appliance hardware that plays received media data such as video and audio to an television set or external display. An HDMI-compliant source device, it has to be connected to an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television through an HDMI cable to function. It can be controlled remotely, and is either through Apple Remote and Siri Remote or some third party infrared remotes.


Accessibility Features

  • Hearing: Apple TV supports closed captioning, so those who are deaf or hard of hearing can fully enjoy new TV episodes and thousands of movies. Just look for the CC or SDH icon when you’re browsing movies or TV shows on the iTunes Store. You can even customise captions with special styles and fonts and adjust other hearing controls for mono audio and balance. See Set hearing controls on Apple TV.

  • Type to Siri: Type Siri queries using the on-screen keyboard on Apple TV, a connected wireless Bluetooth keyboard or an iOS or iPadOS device. See Type instead of speaking to Siri on Apple TV.

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Apple TV App


Get all your favorite TV, all in one app. Watch critically acclaimed Apple Original series and films from Apple TV+. Buy or rent new and popular movies. Access everything from popular streaming apps. Subscribe to premium channels. Follow all your favorite sports teams. All curated and personalized for you.


Features

  • Watch new, exclusive Apple Originals every month on Apple TV+

  • Buy or rent new release movies or explore the catalog of over 100,000 movies and shows

  • Try Apple TV channels and Discover shows and movies from over 100 video streaming apps

  • Sign in with your pay-TV subscription to unlock on-demand shows and movies as well as live sports

  • Find the Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs and streaming devices.


Accessibility Features

  • Closed Caption and SDH support: The Apple TV app supports closed captioning, so those who are deaf or hard of hearing can fully enjoy new TV episodes and thousands of movies. Just look for the CC or SDH icon when you’re browsing movies or TV shows. You can even customize captions with special styles and fonts. See Use subtitles and captioning in the Apple TV app.

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Listen Technologies Basic DSP RF Receiver (72 MHz)


The LR-3200-072 receiver from Listen Technologies offers outstanding audio clarity and quality with the best range and reception in its class

Conversor Pro Personal FM Assistive Listening Device


The Conversor Pro is a compact wireless FM assistive listener that provides an individual with hearing loss optimal sound quality and greater versatility for a range of listening situations: classroom, office, in the car, social gatherings, shopping or at home.

Bellman & Symfon Domino Pro Personal Listening System


The Bellman & Symfon Domino Pro personal listening system makes hearing speech easier for people with hearing loss. The stereo earphone and neckloop lets you decide if you want to use the Domino Pro personal listener with or without hearing aids.

Loud and Clear Wireless FM System

Perfect for individual use; enjoy crystal clear sound amplification to listen to the TV, worship services, and other audio sources without ambient sound distraction. The LCS110 is simple and easy to use, a great device for anyone

Williams Sound PFM PRO Personal FM Listening System with Charger

The Williams Sound PFM PRO RCH Personal FM Listening System with Charger delivers superior audio directly to the ear, enhancing sound anywhere background noise makes listening difficult.

Enhances audio sound for listening at home, work or school.

Listen Technologies Listen TALK Personal One-Way FM System

ListenTALK is a portable FM system that helps improve communication in settings where multiple people need to communicate; like at work or school.

Comtek AT-216 Smart Mic

The smart mic option for the Comtek receiver optimizes the performance of the Comtek AT-216 wireless auditory assistance system in a classroom environment.

Hardwire System:

A hard-wired system has an amplifier and a head set. The amplifier receives its signal directly from a wire that is plugged into the Personal Listening Devices: Personal Listening Devices are usually based on FM technology. These are typically used in schools, meetings, discussions, etc. The speaker wears a microphone that is either clipped on to their collar or as a headset. This is connected to a transmitter, which sends out FM signals to the receiver. The receiver wears ear buds, or earphones on a headset. Personal Listening Devices can also be carried around in the pocket everywhere.

Williams Sound Digi-Wave DLR 400 ALK Receiver

The Digi-Wave 400 Series is a two-way, digital communication system consisting of at least one transceiver (WS-DLT400) and various combinations of transceivers and receivers.

Audio and FM adaptors for use with Bahas

allows a direct connection with MP3 players, Hi Fi's, FM systems etc.

Amkette Pocket FM Multimedia speaker is fully featured and ultra-compact. Equipped with USB/SD Card MP3 player and a powerful FM Radio. It is powered by 1800 mAh battery which works up to 12 hours and built-in support of Display Clock and Torch function, which makes it your all-rounder companion.

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Saregama Carvaan Mini

Zoook Rocker Thunder

Philips Radio

Panasonic Radio

Toshiba Pocket Radio

Williams Sound Digi-Wave DLT 400 Transceiver

The Digi-Wave two-way communication system allows users to listen and talk to one another simultaneously and wirelessly for various group scenarios. The DLT400 is a transmitter and receiver all in one device.

The DIGI-WAVE 400 kit 2 makes it easier to hear in everyday situations by reducing background noise and compensating for poor room acoustics or distance from the sound source. This package is designed for two-way communication where two people can speak and hear each other at the same time.

Williams Sound PFM PRO Personal FM Listening System with Charger

The Williams Sound PFM PRO RCH Personal FM Listening System with Charger delivers superior audio directly to the ear, enhancing sound anywhere background noise makes listening difficult.

Listen Technologies Listen TALK Personal One-Way FM System

ListenTALK is a portable FM system that helps improve communication in settings where multiple people need to communicate; like at work or school.

Loud and Clear Wireless FM System

Perfect for individual use; enjoy crystal clear sound amplification to listen to the TV, worship services, and other audio sources without ambient sound distraction. The LCS110 is simple and easy to use, a great device for anyone

iBELL FM700BT Portable FM Radio with Bluetooth Speaker, USBSDMP3 Player & Dynamic Speaker 3 Band,Brown

Listen Technologies Listen TALK Personal One-Way FM System

ListenTALK is a portable FM system that helps improve communication in settings where multiple people need to communicate; like at work or school.

Conversor Pro Personal FM Assistive Listening Device


The Conversor Pro is a compact wireless FM assistive listener that provides an individual with hearing loss optimal sound quality and greater versatility for a range of listening situations: classroom, office, in the car, social gatherings, shopping or at home.

Pagaria WALKIE Portable Alarm Clock FM Radio, with Bluetooth, Earphone, Voice Recording, USB/TF Playback

Wireless Headphones for TV


This is the best option for those with hearing loss who do not wear hearing aids.

Even if you just have a slight hearing loss, TV assistive listening devices can be used to make the TV volume more comfortable and clear. Wireless TV headphones help to make the TV sound more clear by creating a direct wireless stream from the television to the wearer's ears. It eliminates any interference of background noises in the room.

The Sennheiser is our overall favorite pair of wireless TV headphones. At sub-$200, the RS 175 offers us great features without hurting the pocket.”

The Avantree HT5009 has the best performance-to-price ratio and best battery life than any otehr wireless TV headphones in the list.”

Artiste ADH300

Finding every necessity for a great price may be something out of a dream but this Artiste Wireless TV Headphones beg to differ!

TV Ears Digital are made for seniors and people hard of hearing. These headphones won’t let you miss any crucial movie conversation.

TV Ears Dual Digital

The TV Ears are a wireless pair of headphones that can easily connect to your television. This product comes with two pairs that can be simultaneously charged. They can be swapped out to extend their already substantial battery life. They use infrared to communicate, so there is little-to-no latency.

The Sennheiser Flex 5000 already comes with ultralight earbuds. But this wireless TV headphones set lets you use any wired headphones and turn them into a wireless TV listening system.”

Jelly Comb Wireless TV Headphones

Enjoy your family’s late movie nights at max volumes without disturbing the neighbors. This Jelly Comb Wireless TV Headphones lets you connect multiple headphones at the same time, with zero interference.”

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Wireless Streaming Devices From TV to Hearing Aids

Newer hearing technology often comes equipped with the ability to stream wirelessly. These devices transmit the sound directly from your television to your hearing aids. Like other wireless devices, these offer range and portability that you can’t get with other devices (or even with healthy hearing!). In other words, you might be able to hear the game when you go into the kitchen to make a sandwich! And they don’t just stream to your TV — some have the ability to connect to your smartphone, tablet, and other devices.

With the ReSound TV Streamer 2 you can enjoy watching TV with your family and friends again. ReSound TV Streamer 2 allows you to stream crystal-clear stereo sound from the television directly to your ears from up to 7 meters (23 feet) away in clear line of sight.