assistive listening device

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assistive listening device (ALD)

a device other than a hearing aid that provides auditory assistance to those with hearing impairment or a central auditory processing disorder. See also hearing aid.

as·sis·tive lis·ten·ing de·vice

(ALD) (ă-sis'tiv lis'ĕn-ing dĕ-vīs')
Any device that improves sound perception for listeners with hearing impairments; usually applied to devices such as closed-loop FM systems used in addition to or instead of hearing aids.
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q]ualified interpreters, notetakers, transcription services, written materials, telephone handset amplifiers, assistive listening devices, assistive listening systems, telephones compatible with hearing aids, closed caption decoders, open and closed captioning, telecommunications devices for deaf persons (TDD's) [and] video text displays.
Clients need to learn about the technology and maintenance of these assistive listening devices and also how to deal with communication problems encountered with significant others in work and social environments.
COR recommended mandating communicative accessibility in these programs, the provision of assistive listening devices and technology, needs assessments of the deaf and hard of hearing population within each state, and involvement of consumers and consumer organizations in program development and service provision.
Assistive listening devices for people with hearing impairments are planned, as are special considerations for visually impaired individuals.
representatives from PeaceHealth will speak about free accommodations for hard-of-hearing patients and their families, view "Making a Difference" video with Bonnie Bandolas; assistive listening devices, loop assistive listening system and real time captioning provided.
Additions to the theater include catwalks, new sound equipment, assistive listening devices, winches above the stage, and box seating.
These products include assistive listening devices, hearing aids, infrared/personal amplification systems, audio/FM loop systems, FM amplification systems, TV amplifiers, TV decoders, visual signaling and alerting systems, tactile alerting systems, telephone equipment and accessories, text telephones, TDDs/TTYs devices, and adapted phones.
For children able to benefit from amplification technology, improvements continue to be made in hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and other related technology.
A selective study of utilization of various assistive listening devices in schools, libraries, and hospitals.
Real-time captioning, loop system and assistive listening devices provided.

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