Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs)

The Certified Audiologists at Francis Audiology Associates would be happy to evaluate your hearing condition and discuss the benefits of ALDs. Call at (724) 933-3440 or book your appointment online today!
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Francis Audiology Associates LLC

Pittsburgh's Leading Audiologists and Hearing Aid Specialists located in Wexford, PA

Even if you are using a hearing aid to help with your hearing loss, assistive listening devices (ALDs) can be helpful in situations where your hearing aid isn’t enough.

Schedule an appointment with Francis Audiology Associates to discuss the benefits of ALDs. Our practice is conveniently located in Wexford, PA, serving all communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Call at (724) 933-3440 or book your appointment online today!

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FAQs on Assisted Listening Devices:

What is an Assisted Listening Device (ALD)?

Assistive listening devices are listening devices that are designed for a variety of listening situations and hearing abilities where it is difficult to hear speech through the noise. ALDs are designed to help you with environmental sounds both in the home and at work and improve the sound to noise ratio.

 

What types of Assisted Listening Devices are available?

There are different types of ALDs:

  1. Personal hearing amplifiers are most useful for individual conversations. They involve a mic with a listening cord attached.
  2. FM, Induction Loop, and Ultraviolet Systems are used in situations where the person or people you're trying to listen to are a further distance away from you such as in a church or at a stadium.

 

Can I use an Assistive Listening Device if I have a hearing aid?

Some situations, such as high exposure to city noise, will require more hearing capacity. Restaurants, grocery stores or simply places with poor acoustics can have a negative effect on the speech you wish to understand; that is where ALDs can provide support. Take note that assistive listening devices can be used alongside a hearing aid or cochlear implant to help you hear in specific situations.

 

How Can Francis Audiology help me?

At Francis Audiology Associates, we offer personal hearing amplifiers and FM/Digital systems. We also carry a wide assortment of personal listening devices with varying features that would suit your personal needs, from an adaptive Bluetooth device that link to your phone for improved sound quality to personal amplifiers to help you hear clearer sound no matter the setting. We follow strict guidelines from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to assess your hearing needs. We are open from 8 am to 5 pm every Tuesday and Thursday and from 8 am to 4 pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call or book an appointment today!

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