The FM System consists of two parts:
- A microphone with a built-in FM transmitter transmits the sound signal as a radio
signal to one or more receivers
- FM receiver that is connected to the hearing aid via a new audio shoe, featuring the completely new slide-on system.
The physical separation of the microphone and the receiver allows the hearing aid user to understand speech in noisy environments and at distances of up to 30 meters. Setting the microphone into directional mode allows the user to hear speech clearly at a distance of several meters, including in places with a high amount of noise and poor acoustics.
If you have an acute hearing loss, you could benefit by using...
Below are some examples:
- Loop systems for TV or radio
- FM and infrared systems
- Telecommunication equipment
- Warning device
Some public buildings such as cinemas and churches are equipped with loops. A counter loop is a special loop, which can, for example, be fitted at banks and ticket offices. These small loops cover the immediate area close to the counter.
An infrared system works more or less like the FM system. But here, the signal is transmitted via infrared light waves.
If you have a hearing loss and sit close to a television or a radio, he/she can also use an ordinary headset or neck loop.
Telephones with amplifiers can be one solution.
Some telephones can also be supplied with an additional earpiece – sometimes called a watch receiver. This makes it possible for you to listen with both ears. It is also possible to get an extension tone caller.
If you suffer from acute hearing loss, a text-phone is probably the answer. With a text-phone you can type text instead of talking. If you would like to communicate with a person who is using a normal phone you will, however, need to use a telephone company that can provide on-line speech to text and/or text to speech translation. For further information, contact your telephone company.
Doorbells can also be connected to flashing lights. You could also have extra doorbells installed at different places around your home.
Smoke alarms use a high-pitched signal which may or may not alert you in time. Today, special smoke alarms have been developed that use both visual and vibratory stimuli to alert you.