FM Hearing Systems & Assisted Listening Devices

For those who need a little extra help hearing clearly in the workplace or in a busy environment, you can’t find better than FM hearing systems.

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

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    • Phonak MyLink Headphones

    • £37.99 £31.66 (ex VAT)
    • If you do not own hearing aid, or simply wish not to wear your hearing aids on occasion, then these headphones can make a great addition to your hearing system. Plug these into your Phonak Roger MyLink receiver (sold separately) and the audio is directly streamed into the headphones from your MyLink Receiver & paired transmitter. Brand: Phonak Includes: x1…
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    • Enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a warming cup of tea and more with our Hearing Aid Accessories Mug. Add me to your basket for a great gift idea for yourself, or for some else you care about. Includes: x1 Ceramic Branded Mug
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    • Oticon ConnectClip – Wireless Microphone & Headset

    • £180.00 £150.00 (ex VAT)
    • The Oticon ConnectClip is a must-have accessory for users of compatible Oticon hearing aids. The multi-function gadget can be used to connect to mobile phones, tablets, and modern computers/laptops. Also, whilst being able to function as a remote microphone and remote control to stream hands-free phonecalls and music. Also connecting you to your Oticon Phone Adapter 2.0. Brand : Oticon…
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    • Phonak Roger Pen iN – For Marvel & Paradise Hearing Aids

    • £1,250.00 £1,041.67 (ex VAT)
    • The Roger Pen iN helps people with hearing loss to follow group conversations, one-to-one conversations, TV streaming, lecture or class audio, and other devices such as mobiles. Effectively working in noisy situations and over distance. Simple to use icon buttons and a built-in microphone with automatic adjustment for sound levels, and includes Bluetooth technology. Brand : Phonak Includes: Roger Pen, Docking station,…
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    • The Roger EasyPen helps people with hearing loss to follow group conversations, one-to-one conversations, TV streaming, lecture or class audio, and other devices such as mobiles. Effectively working in noisy situations and over distance. Simple to use icon buttons and a built-in microphone with automatic adjustment for sound levels, it suits people who do not need Bluetooth or manual microphone…
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    • 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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    • Phonak Roger MyLink Receiver Neckloop

    • £135.00 £112.50 (ex VAT)
    • An easy-to-use and affordable neckloop receiver compatible with any hearing aid and hearing instruments featuring a Telecoil. Whether this be from Phonak or any other hearing aid brands. Transmit the audio from your compatible transmitter direct to your hearing aids with the Roger MyLink Receiver. You can even use the Roger MyLink Receiver with a pair of headphones, making this…
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    • The Roger Pen helps people with hearing loss to follow group conversations, one-to-one conversations, TV streaming, lecture or class audio, and other devices such as mobiles. Effectively working in noisy situations and over distance. Simple to use icon buttons and a built-in microphone with automatic adjustment for sound levels, and includes Bluetooth technology. Brand : Phonak Includes: Roger Pen, Docking station,…
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    • Phonak ComPilot II – Bluetooth Streaming And Remote Control

    • £210.00 £175.00 (ex VAT)
    • The ComPilot II is a premium quality product, developed by Phonak for Phonak Belong and Venture hearing aid users to wirelessly connect their hearing aids with different Bluetooth devices. Brand : Phonak This product Includes : 1 x Phonak ComPilot II, 1 x User Guide, 1 x Universal Power Supply, 1 x Adapter for Power Supply (For UK), 1 x…
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    • Phonak RemoteMic – Hearing Aid Microphone

    • £175.00 £145.83 (ex VAT)
    • The Phonak RemoteMic is a  wireless, small and light clip-on microphone and ideal for those with a hearing loss, struggling to hear conversations over distance. It features a Bluetooth connection range of up to 20 meters (60ft) between the RemoteMic and the streaming device, which means it is ideal for lectures, board meetings or conferences. Brand : Phonak This product…
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What is an FM hearing system?

An FM hearing system is a type of assisted listening devices 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 which detects changes in frequency and a receiver which 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 a 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 peoples voices compared to standard hearing aids.
– Cost effective: The worlds most inexpensive device for improving speech perception in a busy environment.
– Support: Comprehensive support for the device.
– Industry recognised: 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 a 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 utilise 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 function of their current hearing aids, or enhance their listening experience, should consider an FM system.