#1  
Old 11-27-2015, 07:49 PM
Sorie Sorie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 279
speakers for TV.

We both have trouble hearing the TV and wondering if there is such a thing as wireless
speakers that we can each control he needs louder than me. We both have trouble hearing
the programs with loud music behind it. Aren't they all that way??
Drives me crazy.
Yes he needs a hearing aid but won't get one!!

I hope this is the right place to ask this.
If not sorry.

Hope you all survived Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much !!

Thanks.
__________________
Dell Inspiron 15r
windows 10
64 bit

Avira antivir
ccleaner
spywareblaster
superanitspyware
Microsoft edge
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-27-2015, 08:26 PM
Lester Lester is offline
Old Timer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,878
You can buy wireless headphones which transmit the audio straight to your ears.Sony as well as RCA sell really nice units There are most probably many more brands too. You can get these from electronic stores and cost anywhere from $40 to less than $100. If the need arises to get hearing aids down the road your hearing center can provide you with a gizmo that transmits TV sound straight to you hearing aids. However, you will still have to endure the stupidity of background music and sounds that drown out the speech on many TV shows. Why they do this is beyond me. I have very good hearing and I have problems understanding the speech on some show because of these aggravating sounds and loud background music.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-27-2015, 08:35 PM
acker1 acker1 is offline
Major Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fulltime RVer
Posts: 873
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lester View Post
If the need arises to get hearing aids down the road your hearing center can provide you with a gizmo that transmits TV sound straight to you hearing aids.
One such device is Phonak ComPilot.
__________________
HP ENVY
Intel Core i7-6500 CPU@260ghz 2.60
Win 10 Home
Ram 16GB
64 Bit

Vietnam Veteran
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-27-2015, 11:01 PM
stringbean's Avatar
stringbean stringbean is offline
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 5,481
My wife and I both have hearing aids and find it difficult to hear what is being said on the TV, especially with so much background noise. Have asked in several electronic stored about speakers and the sales persons seem to think that what I want is a boom box. All I want is to understand what is being said. It's such a noisy world.
__________________
Win 10
FireFox 53.0.2
Bitdefender
Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit free






Why is it that all instruments created to find "intelligent life" are pointed "AWAY" from Earth?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2015, 04:14 AM
BigBarney's Avatar
BigBarney BigBarney is offline
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 5,923
Quote:
Originally Posted by stringbean View Post
My wife and I both have hearing aids and find it difficult to hear what is being said on the TV, especially with so much background noise. Have asked in several electronic stored about speakers and the sales persons seem to think that what I want is a boom box. All I want is to understand what is being said. It's such a noisy world.
I think the sales persons you spoke to are either completely ignorant of your needs or incompetent.
A 'Boom Box' is a portable CD/radio player or a portable speaker.

What use would that be for your needs?

I would go down the headphones route.
It should be possible also to change the audio settings on your TV (assuming it is fairly modern) to boost the speech frequencies. Because music consists of a huge range of frequencies compared to a limited number for speech, that it why the background noise and music drown out what is being said.
Drives me nuts too.
__________________
HP Pavilion 500-120ea, intel core i5-4440 CPU 3.10GHz,
12GB RAM, 1TB HD,
Windows 10(64 bit),
Firefox 52.0.2, Norton Security Deluxe 22.9.1.12


GLASGOW,
SCOTLAND
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-28-2015, 05:32 AM
Sorie Sorie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 279
Thank you!
__________________
Dell Inspiron 15r
windows 10
64 bit

Avira antivir
ccleaner
spywareblaster
superanitspyware
Microsoft edge
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-28-2015, 09:25 PM
acker1 acker1 is offline
Major Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fulltime RVer
Posts: 873
Quote:
Originally Posted by stringbean View Post
My wife and I both have hearing aids and find it difficult to hear what is being said on the TV, especially with so much background noise. Have asked in several electronic stored about speakers and the sales persons seem to think that what I want is a boom box. All I want is to understand what is being said. It's such a noisy world.
As i said above try https://www.phonakpro.com/us/en/prod...-compilot.html You can each adjust your volume to suit yourselves. I've been using one for a few years with no problems.

DICK
__________________
HP ENVY
Intel Core i7-6500 CPU@260ghz 2.60
Win 10 Home
Ram 16GB
64 Bit

Vietnam Veteran
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-28-2015, 09:56 PM
stringbean's Avatar
stringbean stringbean is offline
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 5,481
Quote:
Originally Posted by acker1 View Post
As i said above try https://www.phonakpro.com/us/en/prod...-compilot.html You can each adjust your volume to suit yourselves. I've been using one for a few years with no problems.

DICK
Thank You for the link. I have that accessory with my hearing aids but have only been using it when watching the TV turned down so as not to wake my wife early in the morning. I didn't realize that it will work with the phone. Will it work with any cordless phone or does it have to be Blue Tube.
I see I'm going to have to check that site out.
Thanks very much Dick!
__________________
Win 10
FireFox 53.0.2
Bitdefender
Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit free






Why is it that all instruments created to find "intelligent life" are pointed "AWAY" from Earth?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-29-2015, 01:37 AM
stringbean's Avatar
stringbean stringbean is offline
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 5,481
Quote:
Originally Posted by stringbean View Post
Thank You for the link. I have that accessory with my hearing aids but have only been using it when watching the TV turned down so as not to wake my wife early in the morning. I didn't realize that it will work with the phone. Will it work with any cordless phone or does it have to be Blue Tube.
I see I'm going to have to check that site out.
Thanks very much Dick!
Blue Tooth!
__________________
Win 10
FireFox 53.0.2
Bitdefender
Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit free






Why is it that all instruments created to find "intelligent life" are pointed "AWAY" from Earth?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-29-2015, 09:38 PM
acker1 acker1 is offline
Major Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fulltime RVer
Posts: 873
I think (not sure) that it needs bluetooth.

DICK
__________________
HP ENVY
Intel Core i7-6500 CPU@260ghz 2.60
Win 10 Home
Ram 16GB
64 Bit

Vietnam Veteran
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-30-2015, 08:44 PM
Sorie Sorie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 279
We either one have hearing aids! yet!!!! Would they work for us?
__________________
Dell Inspiron 15r
windows 10
64 bit

Avira antivir
ccleaner
spywareblaster
superanitspyware
Microsoft edge
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-30-2015, 11:37 PM
Funtimes's Avatar
Funtimes Funtimes is offline
Epic Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: At my house
Posts: 2,725
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorie View Post
We either one have hearing aids! yet!!!! Would they work for us?
Yes they will.
__________________
Asus laptop i7-5500U CPU @2.40 GHz, Win 10 Home 64bit, 6 GB of RAM. Office 2003, WLM, MSE, MBAM, SpywareBlaster, Windows Firewall.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2000-2011 WorldStart, Inc