Sound amplifier

Sound amplifiers are devices that amplify the sounds around you so that you can hear them better. Whether through an ear piece or a device with standard or stethoscope-style headphones, you can amplify all the sounds around you.
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The hearing amplifier provides a solution for all everyday uses. The aim of the hearing amplifier is not to correct a hearing impairment.
It is not suitable for hearing loss, or associated problems. Should you be experiencing hearing problems, please contact an ENT doctor.

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Assistive listening devices and hearing amplifiers at Audilo.

A hearing amplifier is a small device that enables you to hear sounds better in specific conditions. For example: night-time noises, birds singing, television.

An assistive listening device can come in the form of an electronic earpiece, a BTE device or a separate portable system. The level of amplification varies from one device to another. Assistive listening devices offer slight amplification and are therefore suitable for all.

However, assistive listening devices are not designed to compensate for hearing loss among people with a hearing impairment (unlike hearing aids, which are a medical device). Hearing amplifiers do not make up for hearing loss but do improve sound perception in certain situations, mentioned above. Hearing amplifiers do not depend on a medical device.

Hearing amplifiers are maintained in the same way as a hearing aid (use of hearing aid batteries suitable for the specific model). Make sure to keep your hearing amplifier dry to make it last as long as possible.

Information: In France, the first assistive listening devices were made by the brand Sonotone, so now all hearing assistance devices are known as 'sonotones’ there.

What are the differences between an assistive listening device and a hearing aid?

Make sure you don’t confuse the two: assistive listening devices or hearing amplifiers are not hearing aids. The latter is only provided by an audiologist or on prescription from an ENT specialist, like those in the Sonova centres.