Amplify Your Life with Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
Using Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) for Clear Communication and Enhanced Sound Quality
BHA Brisbane holds FREE sessions highlighting products and tools, other than hearing aids, that can help you hear better, improve conversation, make you feel safer at home, and generally increase confidence and independence for people dealing with hearing loss and their families.
What are Assistive Listening Devices or ALDs?
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are designed to help individuals with hearing loss or other hearing-related difficulties to better understand and notice speech and sounds in different situations.
We will show you how you can use ALDs, including your smartphone, to get benefits including:
- Improved speech understanding: ALDs can improve speech understanding in noisy environments, such as in restaurants or social gatherings.
- Better communication: ALDs can enhance communication with family, friends, and colleagues and can lead to a better quality of life.
- Greater safety and security: ALDs can help people with hearing loss to feel more confident and independent in their daily activities.
- Better sound quality: ALDs can often provide better sound quality than traditional hearing aids, especially in challenging listening environments.
- Better Customisation: ALDs can be customised to fit individual needs and preferences and can be used in conjunction with other hearing devices.
- Increased Compatibility: ALDs can be used with a variety of electronic devices, such as smartphones, TVs, and computers, to improve sound quality and clarity.
What problems can Assistive Listening Devices Solve?
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) can help solve several problems, including:
- Difficulty hearing in noisy environments: ALDs can help users hear speech and sound more clearly in noisy environments, such as restaurants, social gatherings, or public events.
- Difficulty understanding speech: ALDs can help users better understand speech, particularly when the speaker’s voice is quiet or distant.
- Being too far from the sound source: ALDs can help users hear sounds from a greater distance, which is particularly useful for attending lectures or performances.
- Limitations of hearing aids: ALDs can provide additional amplification and sound processing to complement the capabilities of traditional hearing aids.
- Isolation and communication barriers: ALDs can help users feel more connected with others and reduce feelings of isolation, which is particularly important for maintaining social relationships and participating in daily activities.
What will we cover?
BHA’s in-house audiologist will discuss some of the specific products and resources available on the market, outside of hearing aids, that can help people with hearing loss day-to-day.
- TV listening systems
- Amplification tools
- Fire safety kits
- Notification and alert systems
- Smartphone accessibility features and applications
Our ALD seminar can show you ways you can improve the quality of your life if you have a hearing loss by addressing all the different problems you may face in different listening situations.
Register your interest
If you are interested in attending one of our free ALD seminars, register your interest today and you will be notified of the next available sessions as soon as they are scheduled.
We aim to have 3-4 sessions every year in various locations in the greater Brisbane area and we are currently looking at how we can facilitate an online session for those who live in regional Queensland.
Register your interest today…
Who is Better Hearing Australia (Brisbane)?
The Brisbane branch of BHA was established in 1947 by members of the local community who were hard of hearing and couldn’t find the support they were looking for.
BHA Brisbane maintains this strong philosophy of self-help and draws on the value of lived experience in all its services – from informal, volunteer-led support groups to comprehensive workplace training programs.
In 2022 we were recognised by the Queensland Government as a peak representative body representing Queenslanders with hearing loss.
We are a not-for-profit organisation registered with the Australian Taxation Office.