1. Pick up the sound
The speech, music or other sound is picked up via a microphone or electrical connection.
2. Transmit the sound
This is done via a wireless signal of some kind.
3. Deposit the sound
There needs to be a suitable ‘receiver’ to ‘catch’ the transmitted signal.
Some signals can be ‘received’ directly by hearing aids.
4. Sound reaches your ear
You’ll experience the sound as coming straight into your hearing aids (or cochlear implant) or into the headset that works with the system.
A properly working assistive listening system can make a huge difference. For many users, it transforms the experience of listening from a tiring battle into a relaxed pleasure.
Assistive listening systems all work in roughly the same way. They also aim to achieve exactly the same goal i.e. to help you hear better by directing good quality sound straight into your ears, either through your hearing aids or through a headset of some kind.
Learn more about each type of system.
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