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OTC Hearing Aids – 
Why No Telecoils?

On October 17 a new era in hearing help      opened for the roughly 30 million American adults with mild to moderate hearing loss.  That was the date when FDS approved medical grade over-the-counter hearing aids went on sale in a variety        of retail locations but   someting was missing - telecoils.

​This update reports on some of the surprises and disappointments that accompanied the new devices. Click on the link below for details.

Bluetooth Assistive
Listening Gets Closer​

Millions of people have incorrectly assumed that Bluetooth® could serve the audience in a theater just as FM, IR or Hearing Loops can.  The folks who developed Bluetooth have finally made that assumption almost true - the technology now exists to use Bluetooth in as assistive listening system.  They call it Auracast.  What is still missing, though, is the system

     To learn about how this game changing development   could possibly impact assistive listening                           use the link below.
October 18, 2022
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