Personal Amplifiers

Personal amplifiers are useful in places in which assistive devices are unavailable or when watching TV, being outdoors, or traveling in a car. About the size of a cell phone, these devices increase sound levels and reduce background noise for a listener. Some have directional microphones that can be angled toward a speaker or other source of sound. As with other ALDs, the amplified sound can be picked up by a receiver that the listener is wearing, either as a headset or as earbuds.

Most personal amplifiers can be used with headphones, neckloops or

ear buds.



Prices range from $119 to $300 up.
Consider getting one with a t-coil receiver