Hearing technology

Hearing aids are what most people think of when considering hearing technology, as they are the most regular and convenient use of hearing technology for people with hearing loss.

People with hearing loss can also use other hearing technology to assist listening and communication.

Auditory assistive (hearing) technology

Technology to assist hearing is known as auditory ‘assistive technology’ and the term covers ways of improving sound reception in the following contexts:

  • One-on-one or group communication
  • Telephone communication
  • TV devices
  • Telecoil
  • Visual systems
  • Displaying text in place of or in addition to sound
  • Vibrotactile systems

You can explore hearing technology options suitable for you by contacting your nearest Better Hearing Australia State branch.

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