FM Hearing Systems & Assistive Listening Devices

For those who need a little extra help hearing clearly in the workplace or in a busy environment, you can’t find a better solution than FM hearing systems, Bluetooth hearing aid streamers & infrared wireless devices.

Designed with hearing assistive technology, these products can seriously enhance your hearing aids. This next-generation assisted listening devices will transform the way you interact with the world forever.

  • Widex COM-DEX Bluetooth Mobile Phone & Audio StreamerWidex COM-DEX Bluetooth Mobile Phone & Audio Streamer Quick View
    • Widex COM-DEX Bluetooth Mobile Phone & Audio StreamerWidex COM-DEX Bluetooth Mobile Phone & Audio Streamer Quick View
    • Widex COM-DEX Bluetooth Mobile Phone & Audio Streamer

    • $172.49
    • The Widex COM-DEX is a stylish, hands-free communication device that can connect to two mobile phones or other Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Worn on the neck, the streaming device allows users to transmit high-quality sound from any Bluetooth-enabled device directly to their Widex hearing aids. What's more, this can be personalized via the COM-DEX mobile app.  In addition, it can be…
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  • Phonak ComPilot II – Bluetooth Streaming And Remote ControlPhonak ComPilot II – Bluetooth Streaming And Remote Control Quick View
    • Phonak ComPilot II – Bluetooth Streaming And Remote ControlPhonak ComPilot II – Bluetooth Streaming And Remote Control Quick View
    • Phonak ComPilot II – Bluetooth Streaming And Remote Control

    • $254.99
    • Enjoy up to 24 hours of streaming time with the ComPilot II; a multi-purpose streamer developed by Phonak for Phonak Belong and Venture hearing aid users to wirelessly connect their hearing aids to various Bluetooth devices. Brand: Phonak This product includes: 1x Phonak ComPilot II, 1x user information manual, 1x universal power supply, 1x adapter for power supply (For UK),…
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  • Oticon ConnectClip – Wireless Microphone & HeadsetOticon ConnectClip – Wireless Microphone & Headset Quick View
    • Oticon ConnectClip – Wireless Microphone & HeadsetOticon ConnectClip – Wireless Microphone & Headset Quick View
    • Oticon ConnectClip – Wireless Microphone & Headset

    • $245.99
    • *NOW BACK IN STOCK*  The Oticon ConnectClip is an indispensable accessory for users of compatible Oticon hearing aids. This multi-function gadget can be used to connect to mobile phones, tablets, and various other devices using Bluetooth technology, and functions as both a remote microphone and remote control to stream hands-free phone calls and music. Brand: Oticon This product includes: 1x…
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  • GN ReSound TV Streamer 2GN ReSound TV Streamer 2 Quick View
    • GN ReSound TV Streamer 2GN ReSound TV Streamer 2 Quick View
    • GN ReSound TV Streamer 2

    • $269.99
    • Crystal-clear TV streaming is only a click away with GN ReSound's remarkable new TV Streamer 2. With easy set-up, intuitive controls, and an impressive 23 feet (7 meters) range, you can enjoy the cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home. Brand: GN ReSound Includes : GN ReSound TV Streamer, USB Power Cable & Power Plug, Analogue/Mini-Jack Audio Cable,…
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  • Phonak Roger Select – Wireless Transmitting MicrophonePhonak Roger Select – Wireless Transmitting Microphone Quick View
    • Phonak Roger Select – Wireless Transmitting MicrophonePhonak Roger Select – Wireless Transmitting Microphone Quick View
    • Phonak Roger Select – Wireless Transmitting Microphone

    • $949.99
    • The Phonak Roger Select is specifically designed to boost hearing performance and keep the user at the heart of the conversation, sending audio directly to your hearing aids. The Roger Select is a versatile microphone, ideal for everyday situations where background noise is present, such as in restaurants, in the office, or even at the gym. It features multiple microphones…
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  • Phonak Roger NeckLoop Receiver (Type 03)Phonak Roger NeckLoop Receiver (Type 03) Quick View
    • Phonak Roger NeckLoop Receiver (Type 03)Phonak Roger NeckLoop Receiver (Type 03) Quick View
    • Phonak Roger NeckLoop Receiver (Type 03)

    • $179.99
    • The new and improved Roger NeckLoop is a simple and affordable receiver compatible with any hearing aid or hearing instruments featuring a Telecoil technology. Whether this be from Phonak or another hearing brand. Transmit the audio from your compatible transmitter direct to your hearing aids with the Roger NeckLoop. Also available to transmit audio from a USB audio device direct…
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  • Phonak Roger Clip On Mic Microphone 1.1Phonak Roger Clip On Mic Microphone 1.1 Quick View
  • Phonak Neckloop Antenna Streamer for ComPilot II – Short & LongPhonak Neckloop Antenna Streamer for ComPilot II – Short & Long Quick View
  • Phonak Roger On™ V2 – Microphone TransmitterPhonak Roger On™ V2 – Microphone Transmitter Quick View
    • Phonak Roger On™ V2 – Microphone TransmitterPhonak Roger On™ V2 – Microphone Transmitter Quick View
    • Phonak Roger On™ V2 – Microphone Transmitter

    • $1,074.99
    • Roger On V2 is the state of the art and newest microphone in the Phonak Roger™ portfolio. It provides you with the best features of all the Roger™ product range in one easy-to-use device. It is usable in 5 different modes in all types of environments and is able to stream from multiple audio devices directly into your hearing aids.…
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  • Phonak Roger Select iNPhonak Roger Select iN Quick View
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    • Phonak Roger Select iN

    • $1,979.99
    • The Phonak Roger Select iN is specifically designed to help boost hearing performance to keep the user at the heart of the conversation, sending audio directly to your hearing aids. The Roger Select is a versatile microphone, ideal for everyday situations where background noise is present, such as restaurants, in the office or even at the gym. Featuring multiple microphones…
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  • Sennheiser BTD 800 USB ML Dongle Quick View
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    • Sennheiser BTD 800 USB ML Dongle

    • $149.99
    • Recommended by our hearing aids brands to allow Bluetooth connectivity with your PC or Laptops. Can be connected direct to selected Bluetooth hearing aids, or Bluetooth Microphones which are connected to your hearing aids. Bluetooth 4.0 technology 25m range Includes: x1 Bluetooth USB Dongle
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What is an FM hearing system?

An FM hearing system is a type of assisted listening device that a hearing aid wearer can use to improve their hearing experience, especially in challenging listening environments. FM hearing systems allow for speech to be picked up closer to its source, meaning that less unwanted noise is collected.

We know that a greater signal-to-noise ratio makes for improved discrimination of speech, which is why FM systems decrease listening effort in background noise. FM systems can also connect directly to a sound source e.g. a television, to transmit a clear signal to the hearing aids.

What types of assisted listening devices are available?

Personal FM amplification: This is a body-worn hearing-assisted device that picks up the user’s voice with the aid of an FM wireless microphone. It is then converted into an electromagnetic wave and sent to the receiver worn by the listener. The sound is then amplified and made crisper before the hearing aids play the sound for the user.

Sound-field FM amplification: This device is not worn on the body, but rather placed nearby a sound source you wish to focus on. The listening device is then placed on a table and identifies which sounds the user wishes to concentrate on. The microphone in the device sends the information to the listener. This is done via an electromagnetic wave and is converted/made sharper by the listener’s receiver.

How do FM hearing systems work?

These systems employ the use of the same frequency modulation (FM) used by traditional radios. FM systems consist of two parts; a transmitter that detects changes in frequency and a receiver that emits sound associated with the voltage received from the transmitter.

Types of receivers – The type of receiver is dictated by the hearing device. Some hearing devices will require the use of a neck loop, but others can make use of a smaller device known as a “shoe”, providing they have a direct audio input.

Types of transmitters – The transmitter will have slightly different functions depending on the manufacturer. Most will have a microphone and an external audio input. This allows for direct connection to television, radio, MP3, and mobile phones.

Some will also support Bluetooth for wireless connection to mobile phones.

Why are FM systems relevant to those with hearing loss?

It is generally accepted that even with hearing aids of the highest technology level, listening within background noise can still be challenging. This is simply because even with the use of the most advanced directional microphones, a pair of hearing aids cannot produce a signal-to-noise ratio to rival any additional remote microphone.

The highest level of hearing aid technology can produce an improvement of around 5db SNR, whereas a remote microphone can give the user a more generous 15db SNR improvement.

Advantages over standard hearing aid technology:

– Differentiation: Can differentiate other people’s voices compared to standard hearing aids.

– Cost-effective: The world’s most inexpensive device for improving speech perception in a busy environment.

– Support: Comprehensive support for the device.

– Industry recognized: Experienced audiologists’ approve of this device throughout the world.

– Device enhancement: Can enhance other pieces of equipment for listening including TVs, radios, and computers.

– Integration: Improved integration with everyday society.

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Who would benefit from an FM system and why?

Experts from the British Society of Audiology and other renowned hearing institutions have determined that everyone that suffers from hearing loss, to any degree, could benefit from an FM hearing system. Be it a Personal FM Amplification system or a Sound-Field Amplification system.

Even a person who rarely leaves the house can utilize an FM device to stream sound directly to their hearing aids. 

The greatest benefit is of course the dramatic improvement in the understanding of speech, especially in complex listening environments. Meaning the wearer can participate in social or business conversations with more confidence.

There are many table microphone options available for working environments, like busy meetings. Anyone who wishes to extend the functionality of their current hearing aids, or enhance their listening experience, should consider an FM system.