Assistive Listening Devices

About Assistive Listening Devices


Although hearing aids do a good job of improving speech understanding in most situations, there are certain situations in which hearing aids alone may not be the best solution for a hearing-related problem. In these situations, products called assistive listening devices (ALDs) can be used, either on their own or in addition to hearing aids, to make listening easier. They can significantly improve your hearing and your success with hearing aids.


Assistive listening devices are particularly helpful in the following situations:


The following sections outline the most common assistive listening devices and the situations that they are most useful for.