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Old 02-06-2021, 04:18 PM   #21
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I'm about as deaf as one can get , and after trying many aids I found Artiste Wireless the best. Great range, rechargeable, and can be used with hearing aids. I believe they were under a $100.
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Old 02-06-2021, 04:32 PM   #22
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Thank you all for your replies and suggestions. I didn't realize that my post would generate so much discussion. I have had a total of 8 operations on my ears due to chronic infections. That being said I can't use ear buds or over the ear headphones due to danger of infection. I liked the bone conductive headphones when they worked but they worked only intermittently. I do use closed captions but it just isn't the same and sometimes hard to follow especially with live programs.

I will let you know if I find something that works for me. Maybe it will help some of you.
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Old 02-06-2021, 04:33 PM   #23
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I use aftershokz bone conduction headset. Work great for the most part.

First pair started shutting down for no reason. I contacted the company via email and they sent me a new pair free of charge.

They Bluetooth connect so not sure if it helps. Check them out


I use those aftershocks as well. I bought a Bluetooth transmitter/receiver and plugged into optical port of the tv . My tv didnít have built in Bluetooth. Mine has a 130 range and I can walk a fair distance from the trl and still hear. Never had a drop out of the signal.
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Old 02-06-2021, 04:47 PM   #24
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I use those aftershocks as well. I bought a Bluetooth transmitter/receiver and plugged into optical port of the tv . My tv didnít have built in Bluetooth. Mine has a 130 range and I can walk a fair distance from the trl and still hear. Never had a drop out of the signal.
What transmitter are you using? I think this sounds like what I need.
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:29 PM   #25
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I am very hard of hearing being deaf in one ear and only about 50% hearing in the other. I have to use bone conductive head phones and bought a Bonein brand set with the headphones and blue tooth transmitter but it has not worked out well at all. It sometimes does not connect and will drop the connection seemingly for no reason. On top of that the headphones broke. In the past I have used headphones with an RF transmitter that worked very well and had a range of over 20 feet but due to problems with infections in my ears I'm can't use them now.
Can anybody suggest a bone conductive headphone set that can be connected to the tv that has reliable connectivity within 10 to 12 feet?
I havesimilar problems and through my audiologist was directed to Phonac system of hearing aides with fantasitic support equipment for TV, phones and even an accessory that who ever you are with can clip to their lapel or collar so you can hear them more clearly
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Old 02-06-2021, 08:24 PM   #26
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What transmitter are you using? I think this sounds like what I need.


This is the one I bought, there are cheaper ones from the same company but I wanted the long range and more compatibility for connecting to different TVs. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-07-2021, 07:31 AM   #27
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This is the one I bought, there are cheaper ones from the same company but I wanted the long range and more compatibility for connecting to different TVs. Attachment 247390
You setup sounds like what I need. Thank you for the information.
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Old 02-07-2021, 10:20 AM   #28
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You setup sounds like what I need. Thank you for the information.


No problem. FYI, the transmitter has a rechargeable battery but also has a Jack with USB end that I leave plugged into back of the Tv so itís always charged. I just two way taped the transmitter to the back side of the tv. I hang the Aftershokz onto the antenna of the transmitter when not using. Once itís paired to the tv the first time it always connects just by turning on the Aftershokz. No fuss whatsoever.
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Old 02-07-2021, 12:58 PM   #29
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These Aftershokz look intriguing, transmits sound through cheek bones, wow. How is quality of sound? Does music sound decent?
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Old 02-07-2021, 02:06 PM   #30
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These Aftershokz look intriguing, transmits sound through cheek bones, wow. How is quality of sound? Does music sound decent?
I have used another brand of bone conduction headphones and I thought the sound quality was very good, but being 75% deaf maybe I don't know what good quality sound is. Unfortunately they would not stay connected to the blue tooth transmitter and then the headband broke.

I have ordered the Aftershokz along with 1Mii B03 Long Range Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter Receiver. Hopefully this combination will be what I need for watching TV.

One thing you have to keep in mind is that bone conduction is not for every hearing loss situation. I have complete hearing loss in my left ear due to nerve damage from infections. The bone conduction does not work for that ear but works very well for my right ear with little or no nerve damage.
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Old 02-07-2021, 02:13 PM   #31
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Thanks for heads up. Was hoping I might get something on my deaf ear. The only thing i hear in that ear due to nerve damage is water from shower drumming on it. It's cheap enough I'm going to try it anyway. Looking forward to your report.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:21 PM   #32
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I would talk to a hearing aid specialist. They would have the proper answers to your problem.
x2, but somewhat expensive.

A wireless transmitter attaches to the TV, hearing aid is the receiver with volume control and an on/off button on the aid.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:21 PM   #33
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Bone Conducting Headphones

I just got a a set of OpenComm by Aftershokz. I use them for work and they may just be the ticket for you. I can walk all over the house and still hear my phone just fine. A little pricy but worth it.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:29 PM   #34
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I have successfully used infrared headphones, which are wireless between the transmitter and the headphones. The small transmitter unit sits under the TV and plugs into mains power or an inverter. Plug the audio cable into an audio out jack (RCA or HDMI) on either back of tv or other tuner box. You can then adjust your preferred volume on your headphones while others adjust to suit on tv set. However, if you plug infrared transmitter into a tv headphone jack, this will silence the tv for others viewing. Also, sometimes you may have to purchase a plug adaptor to connect between transmitter's type of audio plug and suitable available audio out jack on tv. Good luck.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:42 PM   #35
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roku

Our Roku remote actually has a jack to plug in headphones. I’m not sure if it works for wireless, but I use it all the time so that I don’t drive my husband crazy having the tv cranked up so high. Don’t know if that will work for you, but worth a thought.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:50 PM   #36
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Actually the wireless air pods can be used like a heating aid but they fit in the ear.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:57 PM   #37
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Take a look at the Aftershokz Titanium. If you have Bluetooth they are very reliable. I can leave my phone in one room and walk around the house without losing the connection.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:23 PM   #38
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I bought a sound bar off Amazon and mounted it on one side above the dinette. Works great and gives me plenty of volume.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:48 PM   #39
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I have a wireless speaker that gets its signal from a rf converter thatís plugged into the back of the tv. The speaker is battery or 110 powered. Works awesome. Got it at Best Buy about 8 years ago.
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:23 PM   #40
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Another Bluetooth suggestion

There is another Bluetooth system that could help you and is available at amazon. The brand is Trond. They have a couple options, one does take optiical. You can pair two receivers at the same time, to one transmitter. It uses APTx and passes full range stereo audio. The range is good at about 30 feet.. in my use I had it hanging under a monitor, powered by the usb on the TV, audio from tv into the Trond transmitter. Pairing two, one for you to connect to your hearing system, the other for a second unit.
Hopefully this would be helpful. The size is not much larger than a book of matches and runs a long time on a charge.
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