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Old 09-09-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Wireless TV speaker for hard of hearing?

If such a product doesn't exist, it should.

My husband has age related hearing loss. I would love to have a speaker near him, whose volume he can control, so that the TV volume won't blast out others (me or the neighbors) and I don't want to string wire across the room. He likes to kick back in the bedroom without his aids and watch a late night show.

Has anyone seen such a product?
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Has anyone seen such a product?
Yes: The Wireless TV Speaker - Hammacher Schlemmer

The unit is well-built and has excellent sound quality.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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you might check this link out:
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:53 PM   #4
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Looks like Costco has it for $99.99 including shipping.

Costco - TV Ears Wireless Speaker System
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I planned to place an online Costco order Monday, I hope they have two of the TV Ears items left then. I love the fact that if I don't like it Costco will take it back.
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Wireless headphones

I use these:

Amazon.com: Acoustic Research AW771 900 MHz Wireless Stereo Headphones: Electronics

I can plug them into my TV, stereo, or computer and roam around the whole house (including sitting in the backyard). The reception and sound quality is fantastic. An added benefit is that the wearer can adjust the volume to any level and it won't disturb anybody else in the room.

I've used mine for 5+ years. It's a durable product.

If you go this route, I suggest getting rechargeable batteries and a cheap $15 charger. You'll save yourself a bundle on batteries.
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I have these and they work very well for me. And they're very reasonably priced. I got mine for $26 after a $13 rebate. You can usually find them on the internet for $35-45. They include a transmitter that you plug into your video or audio device and the headphones which come with rechargeable batteries. The headphones are recharged by placing them back in the cradle of the transmitter.

Audio Unlimited 900MHz Wireless Stereo Headphones - headphones - Ear-cup, Binaural#
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TV ears has a significantly higher output with lower distortion than the other products. Its specifically designed for hard of hearing persons. You should be happy with their performance.
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I just don't think my husband would wear headphones, he doesn't think there is a problem. If I can amplify near him perhaps that will work for a couple years.
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Brat, the unit powerplay and I linked above is a "TV Ears" product. It has both a speaker unit and headphone option and, as heardoc states, the speaker works great.
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The TV Ears speakers I ordered just arrived. I hope the transmitters were included.

Thanks for the link.
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The TV Ears speakers I ordered just arrived. I hope the transmitters were included.

Thanks for the link.
Excellent, please post how well they work for your husband.

I have an aunt in a foster care home who needs to keep the volume on her TV pretty high so she can hear it. The TV ears speaker may be something she would consider although head phones would not be suitable for her.
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I just don't think my husband would wear headphones, he doesn't think there is a problem. If I can amplify near him perhaps that will work for a couple years.
Time to have him tested ? or is he also in denial about getting older ??
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Time to have him tested ? or is he also in denial about getting older ??
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heardoc, he has state of the art hearing aids complete with bluetooth lanyard. His hearing is great when he is wearing them, about 12 hours a day. I am so happy for him that he went from the ear-plug type to the behind the ear with speaker in the ear type. Hardly any wax buildup, quality (he says) sound, and volume easily adjusted with the bluetooth.

We now live in a condo which means that we must be sensitive to TV volume. These speakers may be just the thing for acoustic dead spots as well.
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I received the TV Ears speaker, it included the transmitter. The sound quality is excellent! I didn't tell DH until I set it up, he sat down in his easy chair and remarked that he could hear the TV. The only minus is that it is a line of sight transmission, when someone walks between the speaker & transmitter it buzzes for a moment.

The TV instructions implied that audio out only worked when the TV was set in audio system mode because audio out has no amplifier. The TV Ears speaker has its own amplifier so it worked without going through a lot of set up.

Thank you so much gang!!
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Just discovered that it doesn't play well with my Wii. Easy to un-plug.
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I received the TV Ears speaker, it included the transmitter. The sound quality is excellent! I didn't tell DH until I set it up, he sat down in his easy chair and remarked that he could hear the TV. The only minus is that it is a line of sight transmission, when someone walks between the speaker & transmitter it buzzes for a moment.

The TV instructions implied that audio out only worked when the TV was set in audio system mode because audio out has no amplifier. The TV Ears speaker has its own amplifier so it worked without going through a lot of set up.

Thank you so much gang!!
Glad to hear it is working well for your husband Brat.

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Just discovered that it doesn't play well with my Wii. Easy to un-plug.
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