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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Clear sound

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hearing with a Heart

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Better than a hearing aid for some people. My clients enjoy the sound quality and the ability to adjust the settings to fit their hearing needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Clear sound
    Cons mentioned:
    Lacking cordless freedom
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple, light, effective, with a catch.

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    ***QUESTION:*** A simple to set up, simple to use hearing amplifier - but is it _too_ simple? ***QUALITY:*** The unit is plastic and light weight, which may give you an impression of "cheapness". The plastic, however, is reasonably thick and should easily withstand some accidental drops. This and the lightness may have been intentional choices, considering the unit has to sit in your pocket. The microphone unit has a permanently attached foam cover to help protect the diaphragm, though it feels inset to offer additional damage protection. The paint actually looks very nice in person, with a satisfying texture. ***CONNECTIONS:*** Besides the battery door which detaches to fit two (included) AAAs, there is a twisting connection point for the pocket clip - a nice touch if you want to make the unit smaller. Attachment and detachment are quite easy as well. The top of the unit has two 1/8" (3.5mm) jacks - one for microphone, one for headphone. Both are slightly recessed, though I doubt your favorite headphones are going to have any trouble plugging in. ***CONTROLS:*** Controls for the unit are: 1.) a tone cutoff dial, where you can bias the sound towards more midrange amplification or more high/treble amplification 2.) a volume/power off dial, where you can take the volume high enough to hear the other person on your partner's phone call from 10 feet away (without their phone on "speaker"). ***INCLUDED HEADPHONES:*** The included headphones are adjustable and lightweight, though shaped quite narrowly at the top. If you have a "Large" head (like I do), the headphone bridge will poke into you at two points. If you have a more narrow head (like my wife), this won't cause an issue. Earpiece comfort is perfectly fine and sound is clear and crisp. You can, of course, attach your own headphones. ***INCLUDED EARBUD:*** I don't know that I would use this in a one ear setup, but if you do, the included earpiece is fine for it. The style is old-school, foam-covered. It offers decent comfort while not being suited to athletic use. Regular walking is fine. Cord length is about 2 feet. ***USE CASES:*** 1.) For everyday conversation (in a pocket), this set will get the job done. These can be set to pick up the intricate details of a footstep if you like - voices are clear and crisp. I could especially hear my young son, even when he spoke quietly. 2.) For TV listening with the extension cord - where you place the microphone next to your TV then plug it into the Pocketalker using the included extension cord, the volume may be TOO high. You can only turn it down so far, and the unit is very sensitive to adjustment at the lowest levels. ***CONCLUSION:*** The unit is very simple to operate, but the included headphones and earbuds aren't for everyone. Being able to plug something in is simple, but lacking the freedom of cordless is a burden, especially as most affordable modern headphones come as Bluetooth these days. You may end up going though a hassle to find quality corded comfort.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Clear sound, Easy to use, Volume control
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact device that helps with hearing

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    The Williams Sound Pocketalker Ultra PKT D1 Personal Amplifier is a great product that has helped me immensely in my daily life. I suffer from mild hearing loss and when I am outside in my back yard I have trouble hearing when people from my house shout out to me to get my attention. Now, I clip on the Pocketalker and I can aim at anyone trying to get my attention and I can hear them without problem. It also helps when I’m watching TV; now I don’t have to blast the sound and annoy others in the house. The Pocketalker Ultra PKT D1 is incredibly easy to use and comes with all the necessary components, including a pair of headphones and a microphone. The device has a sleek design and looks very professional, so I feel comfortable using it in public. One of the standout features of this personal amplifier is its ability to reduce background noise, making it much easier to hear the person speaking. This feature is especially helpful when I'm in a crowded room or a noisy environment, such as a restaurant or a conference. The sound quality is exceptional, and I can adjust the volume to suit my needs easily. I also appreciate that the device has a tone control feature, which allows me to adjust the treble and bass levels to my liking. I really like this small device (about the size of a deck of cards) and appreciate it offers a solution to help my hearing that doesn’t require intrusive hearing aids. I recommend it for anyone that wants to help their hearing out without resorting to a hearing aid. Obviously, if you suffer from severe hearing loss you will have to see an audiologist and get fitted for a hearing aid, but if you only suffer from mild hearing loss I think this will be ok for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Clear sound, Easy to use
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hearing enhancer - that's convenient & easy

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    If you or someone you know has struggled with accepting help with their hearing, this may be a good option. Actual hearing aids (prescription) can be complex and "fiddly" requiring tiny batteries, small tubes, etc. Even the new OTC-approved ones are built similarly with those tiny button-cell batteries (for the models that aren't rechargeable). Additionally, you or your loved one may not want to go to an audiologist to get tested and prescribed. This Williams Sound Pocketalker Ultra is so simple and works well enough that this might be a good option. Setup ============== Upon opening the box, you'll see the Pocketalker body with the small mic/windscreen already attached. It has a belt clip on it and two knobs (one for power/volume, the other for tone). I'd attached the included breakaway lanyard right away and I opened up the headphones for testing. I didn't want to use the earbud, but I'm sure that worked fine for those that prefer that. Additionally, there's a 12' extension cord that can be used to position the mic closer to a sound source. More on that later. Two AAA batteries are included so you can get started right away! Slot them in turn the power/volume knob until it clicks and you see the red light come on. Usage ============ Sure, the headphones may remind you of a 90s walkman (and I say that fondly/nostalgically), but they do the job. I started at volume level 2 and tested listening to conversations, whispered conversations, and even low-volume TV. I didn't expect much, but was actually impressed by the sensitivity and quality of the sound produced through the seemingly simple headphones. I could hear voices clearly and though it did pick up some of the nearby fan noise, it wasn't enough to be distracting. The tone control didn't do much for me, but I've heard that people with "reverse slope" hearing loss (where they can't hear the lower frequencies well) will benefit from this feature. Using the lanyard, it was convenient to bring the Pocketalker Ultra around and place it on the table where a conversation was happening and I could listen clearly. Be careful plopping it down or bumping it with objects since the mic is sensitive and the noises could be louder than your comfort level. If I was indoors, I could settle for a volume setting of 2-3.5. If I was outside sitting down, 2 was enough because the mic would pick up a lot of other nearby sounds as well. The fact that I could keep the mic close to the sound sources (people at my table) definitely helped, though! One feature I really liked was the fact that they included the mic extension. You can use this as a way to extend your mic near the sound source like a TV. So route the extension from your favorite chair to near the TV speaker. When you're home and want to wind down with some TV, just pop the mic off of the Pocketalker Ultra's body and pop it into the extension near the TV. Then connect the other end back onto your Pocketalker Ultra. Now you can listen to TV at a reasonable volume since the mic is right next to the TV! If this sounds like a useful feature to you, I would potentially purchase a few more extensions to use in different rooms. Then I would just "plug in" wherever I was and I could hear what was going on. Use-cases ================= Since this is a bit different than in-ear hearing aids that try to pick up all the sounds around you, I think it might make sense to talk about the best use-cases for something like this. Indoors - sitting at a table with friends: Place the Pocketalker Ultra on the table with the mic pointed towards your friends Indoors - seminar/event: Place the Pocketalker Ultra on the table (upright or pointing at the sound source) Indoors - watching TV: If the Pocketalker Ultra needs to be closer to the TV, use the mic extension. Otherwise, just put it next to you pointing towards the TV. Outdoors - at a table with your friends: Place the Pocketalker Ultra on the table, but since there are typically more random sounds outside, you may need to keep the volume lower. Outdoors walking - lanyard: I didn't like this too much since the sensitive mic will pick up all bumps, brushing against fabric, etc. Perhaps standing and having a conversation is fine, but walking around with it on at any volume level over 2 was distracting to me. Conclusion ================ I really like the execution of this simple hearing enhancer. I know it's not a full-blown hearing aid, but you're not paying that price either. It's a great way to easily introduce someone to some hearing enhancing technology in a very low-friction way that may lead to greater adoption and usage. Ultimately if it gets more usage and they get to participate and interact more with friends and family, then your mission is accomplished! I think it's a reasonable price to pay for a device that works well and includes some helpful accessories!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Easy to use
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    SPEECH CLARITY ! - extremely portable hearing + !

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    First impressions and use - When I received this product my first impression was what I could only describe as a resounding "Meh" noting the picture on the box and flat silver appearance. The various pics, nor the box gave any real impression of SIZE - which is really important - It's SMALL ! The marketing for this product is missing out on demonstrating how small it actually is - please see real world use photos. I was able to use this with the included headphones, a set of regular wired headphones and a set of bluetooth in ear headphones with small bluetooth sender. The only prerequisite is that the mic be at least partially exposed - I.e. does not work well stuffed completely in a jeans pocket. I used this at work in a large conference hall, in a cubicle area, while walking around etc... It works extremely well on either loud or close sound sources in the normal range of speech. The tone and boost volume is adjustable which helps boost clarity in my case. Car use - It does a reasonably good job of boosting conversation without overboosting the background noise. Physical Operation - Could not be simpler - turn on, adjust two dials. That's all there is. Battery performance - The pocketalker ultra included a set of batteries, I'll be honest here - I put those in the battery recycling bin and installed name brand alkalines. After a few days of testing in various situations I left the unit turned on - for four days - ( It's still on as I write this review ) at something approaching 150 hours of use. It's still going ! A little about my own hearing loss - I am writing this review as I have severe hearing damage in one ear due to repeatly rupturing an eardrum. My own hearing loss makes it difficult to discern speech on that side. It also interferes with hearing speech, television, movies etc....."Correctly". Since I can still hear reasonably well in the second ear ( Nobody's perfect, right? ) it allows for a good comparison for various hearing products. Notably I wear a single customized hearing aid for daily use which I removed when trying this product in various situations. What I love: Small Size and Easy to use. EPIC battery life ! Room for improvement: For future versions, please include an extra wind screen or two ! Colors other than flat silver would be nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Volume control
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable personal amplifier – Simple & easy to use

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    Pocketalker is ideal for anyone who has trouble hearing conversations or listening to television and needs the voice amplified to pickup the sound. This personal amplifier is good and provides up to 50dB amplification and features an omnidirectional electret microphone that captures crisp sound with minimum background noise. We got this device for my aging father-in-law who had trouble hearing and always keeps the volume of television at higher level which was little annoying and frustration to my kids. This device has really helped him to hear well during watching movies, televisions, conversing with family members and friends. This device resembles the Walkman device and is portable to easily carry or travel in pockets. It does come with 2 AAA batteries, 12-foot microphone extension cord, lanyard, mini earbud, folding headphone. Battery seems to be good and is advertised for 200 hours of operation. It does have external rotary tone and volume controls for easy and simple adjustments. Pros: Simple setup process, easy travel, portable, longer battery life, good amplification, easy to use, adjustable volume and tone control knobs, 5-year manufacturer warranty, very ideal for television listening or conversing in car or outdoor. Cons: Old design, basic headphones, no USB charging or rechargeable option Overall, this device has made watching TV a breeze and seamless and helps to hear what you want to hear.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Suited to Older People who Struggle with Tech

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    I have been using the Williams Sound Pocketalker Ultra for several days now and have been wondering how to give it the best fair review. I have hearing issues and have been testing a lot of OTC hearing aids lately. The Pocketalker is not technically a hearing aid, it's a "personal amplifier". It does offer hearing aid like functionality and is best thought of as a hearing aid alternative. In the box you get the Pocketalker, 2x AAA Batteries, two headsets (earbud and on ear), a lanyard, and a microphone extension cord. First impressions out of the box is this feels like something from the 1980's and it's no surprise when the brand has been around since 1981 it feels like a blast from the past. Build quality feels budget, but the on/off switch and dials move with a satisfying click and smoothly. The Pocketalker ultra has two switches, an on/off volume control for you (the user) and a tone dial that seems to also tune the microphone. In my tests, the Pocketalker works well for conversations in a home or balanced environment, but in my restaurant test (where they recommend you place the unit on a table) it seemed to pick up an excessive amount of background noise (plate, knives, glasses clinks and taps) and I just couldn't get to a point where I content. It's also not discrete. The unit is largish (see picture next to an iPhone for a sense of size) and the wires running from the unit make it obvious you're using something. Speaking of wires, there's also an included a very long (12ft!) extension cable for the microphone so that you could technically clip in near to your TV... but based on pp14 of the manual, they are expecting a TV from the 1980s. I didn't test this because it feels like a trip hazard or worse. I am struggling to work out the best review response based on all my test and to give fair feedback - because I feel there is a market for this product it's just, even with my hearing issues, I'm not the ideal customer. The good is there's no app, charging, small pieces, complicated setup. The bad is that some of those things are useful to get the best result for those of us with hearing issues and again, the Pocketalker is not discrete. I personally would feel awkward if this is what I had to use all the time. Where I have landed is I think I would be more comfortable getting this for my elderly parents and grandparent, because the simplicity would be a positive. The size, headphones, etc. would also be a plus as easier to hold and use and it won't get lost. The price point also would make it a nice soft entry to the world of hearing aids and hearing assistants. Williams claim the battery is rated for 200 hours and Williams offer a 5 year warranty - it's just the sort of peace of mind I would need with my parents and grandparents. Plus AAA batteries are 10x easier to find and fit than hearing aid batteries. In giving this a final score, I am torn at what is the right number. I landed on a 4, because as my review title suggests "this is best suited for older people" so it's a 4 for your parents and grandparents. If you're younger, adept at technology and want something more discrete this would be more a 2 or 3. Just keep that in mind.

  • Pros mentioned:
    Volume control
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly Simply - Absolutely Effective

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    Williams Sound - Pocketalker Ultra PKT D1 Personal Amplifier: After using the Pocketalker Ultra for a few days I had to wonder if we sometimes over-think solutions to our everyday problems. This small, unassuming, pillbox sized amplifier with built-in microphone can solve troubling hearing problems. The Pocketalker takes a straightforward approach to augmenting failing hearing. It captures room sounds (TV sound, conversations), amplifies them using a rugged plastic box that has an amplifier inside. This gray device fits in my hand (2.25”x3.4”), and delivers the amplified sound to my ears through the provided lightweight headphones or the even lighter earbuds. Couldn’t be simpler. Couldn’t be more reliable. And it is effective. SETUP: Load the 2 AAA batteries (provided), plug in either the folding headphones or earbud, and use the Volume dial to turn on the hand-held amplifier. The on-off switch is also the volume control. The other dial is a tone control, allowing the user emphasize or reduce treble sounds. It’s subtle but I could hear added detail as I spun the tone dial. There is an included lengthy (12ft) cord that allows a user to place the amplifier closer to the TV. PERFORMANCE and SUMMARY: I was just listening to a great streaming mystery which had forced me to use captioning in order to understand the fast, often-times mumbled dialog. Simply turning on this Pocketalker, placing it on the table next to me and setting the headphones on my ears improved my viewing experience. I had my own personal volume control which made the programming seem like it was filling my room even though the actual TV volume was quite low. Williams Sound’s Pockettalker takes the most direct line to solving a situational hearing deficiency. Want to attend a meeting or Bingo night and hear the conversation and call-outs? Clip the Pocketalker to your shirt or set it on the table, and place the earbuds or headphones on your head. Plug the earbuds/headphones into the device. Play with the volume until you’re no longer straining to hear the sound. Problem solved. You’re part of the party. And I’m happy for a solution that doesn’t break the bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Volume control
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for in Home Use

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    I have problems hearing while doing various activities. I really like the Pockettalker Ultra PKT D1. It is very light to carry and and offers me amazing control of sound by adjusting the volume and/or tone control. It is so easy to adjust with the knobs on each side. It offers amplified sound with settings that goes from a 1 low to 10 really amplified. For me 4-5 worked best with no buzzing. Sound is clear. I found it to be very helpful while watching TV alone or with my husband. I will not be using it when we have company because the cable requires hookup on TV and headphones. It would create a fall hazard for the grandkids. It is too noticeable to wear out at restaurants even with just one earbud unless I have too. It’s just not the look I want in crowded public settings. The headphones fold in so it is easier to pack. I do wish it had come with a hard case to keep it safe when not in use. This personal amplifier is just that - an amplifier. It does fulfill a need for me and it makes watching TV much more enjoyable because the TV does not need to be so loud for everyone else. I also use it when walking with my dog. It helps me to be more aware of my surroundings so I feel safer. It comes with 2 AAA batteries and there is a red light on top of the pockettalker that blinks when batteries are low. It comes with lanyard so you can wear it around your neck freeing up your hands. It comes with the cord to hook up on TV. I really do like it for home use, walking the dog and grocery shopping. I do recommend it for these activities.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Audio Amplification!

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    The Setup is easy. You just add the supplied batteries. Plug in the headphones. Turn it on and adjust it to your liking. You can visually see the off indication so you know it's off when it's not in use. The Pocketalker Ultra can also be attached to your belt. The Belt clip doesn't feel the strongest. The Device can easily be knocked off if attached to the belt. Also, the clip was a tad small for my belt. This device amplifies all the audio in your environment. Background noise as well. It amplifies it very well at that. It will do the job when it comes to audio amplification. It gets very loud also based on the settings adjustment. I kept the setting between 1-2 and it worked fine for me. The audio you get in my opinion is very aggressive because you hear everything. While watching videos and listening to podcast I could hear everything. I could hear myself typing on the keyboard. I could hear Everything. The device comes with an earpiece so you don't have to use the older-style headphones. I was not a fan of the headphones. They ran very small and just seemed out of date. The Headphones feel cheap. That would be my main negative with this device. The good thing is you can connect any set of headphones with a 3.5mm connector. That was the option I decided to go with.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Design
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    For someone hard of hearing without hearing aids.

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    I have significant hearing loss and tinnitus, so I was really interested in this item. I have 40% hearing loss in my left ear and 18% hearing loss in my right ear. I find that I have to turn the volume up a lot when watching TV and I also lip read more when talking to people. I am only 62 years old, so I really didn't think I was ready for hearing aids yet. The Pocketalker certainly helps me to hear better, but with today's technology, this device seems really dated and the sound quality was just okay. Basically all this does is it picks up the sound in a room by way of the microphone, amplifies the sound, then sends it to the headphones or earphones that are provided. It does that well, not great, but well. The Pocketalker has a volume control to increase the loudness of the sound from the mic to the ear/headphones. There is also a tone control that adjusts the sensitivity of the microphone between the highs or lows. The Pocketalker includes both a pair of headphones and earphones (single ear) and a 12 foot long TV Mic extension cord. With the TV extension cord, you mount the microphone to your TV speaker (with a supplied adhesive bracket) while you hold the Pocketalker in your hands. On the downside of this device, the headphones are cheap rigid plastic that were hard on my ears. Also, the earphones were too big and didn't stay in my ear well. Neither the headphones or the earphones had that "full" sound and just listening to music or watching an action movie was disappointing. But, I was able to use my regular "name brand" wired headphones instead. In addition, I had a pair of wired earphones from my old phone and I used those with the Pocketalker, when I was out in public, instead of the ones that came with it. Both of my old headphones and earphones are a lot more comfortable to wear and they both have better sound quality than the ones that were provided. Lastly, the Mic picks up all sound nearby, so the Pocketalker will amplify other conversations and sounds as well. I was sitting watching my great-nieces recital and someone nearby dropped something and the mic picked it up and amplified it as a loud pop. What really seems strange to me is why they didn't incorporate some newer technology into this, such as, wireless Bluetooth headphones, earbuds, and headsets. These types of devices are widely used today because of cell phones and many people already have them. But, more importantly, they are very reasonably priced and you could get the sound quality you want/can afford. They could also incorporate a digital equalizer to customize the sound levels specific to your hearing loss (i.e., independent left and right and highs, mids, and lows). The Pocketalker works okay for what it does. For the price, it seems expensive considering the downsides. If you don't have hearing aids and you want to hear conversations or lectures better, this would do okay.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Like J*sus performing the miracle of hearing.

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    Wish I had recorded my 84 year old mother in laws reaction when we put these on her! Priceless!! In a nursing home refusing to wear her hearing aids, I got tired of all the yelling knowing even then she wasn't catching most of what we were shouting. She was no longer making comprehensive decisions as she couldn't hear us or the doctors. Tried this as a last resort. Best purchase ever made. We put the headphones on and spoke and for the first time in more than 10 years, she could hear us! I felt a little like Jesus performing a miracle! Her excitement was overwhelming. She was so thrilled to hear not only us, but the TV. What a relief to know she will actually hear what the nurses and doctors are saying. It's a shame she went so many years without this amazing device and even a bigger shame that we wasted so much money on hearing aids that she hated. Admittedly, this is hard for an arthritic person to manipulate the volume control, but the nurses were happy to help. We won't even offer her the ear buds to avoid any rejection, the headphones are much easier for her to put on herself. Once it's set, there's nothing for her to do but listen. As she is bedridden, the TV cord reaches from the TV to her bed without issue and is plenty long. We have just unclipped from the TV and left the cord in place, as does the nursing staff, but can also leave the microphone attached to the unit itself and use the lanyard which is perfect for visiting, meal time or doctors visits. I highly recommend to any frustrated family member who is tired of their parent "pretending" to hear. This will literally change their lives and your level of frustration. I can't say enough about this product. Planning to purchase a second unit as a spare - just in case! I just moved into the favorite daughter in law slot after this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile, easy to use and great hearing help!

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    I'm loving this sound amplifier, it's so versatile! The package includes a headphone band for both ears and also one earbud for only one ear, you can choose which one to use. They also include a mic that attaches directly to the device, that way you can carry it on your hip (they include a clip for your pants) or you can carry it on your neck using the included lanyard. If you just want to use it to amplify conversations or sounds near you, you can attach the included mic directly on the device. If you want to use it to better listen to a TV, music or some specific device, they include very large extension cable, and you attach the mic to it and you can place it near your device's speakers. The cable is very large and I use it that way to place the mic underneath my TV. They include a couple of clips with double sided tape so you can hide the mic on the back of your TV or the wall, whatever you prefer. I seat all to one extreme of my room across the TV and the included cable still has plenty of slack. Sounds are natural and you can fine tune your volume to your preference. The device uses just a pair of regular AAA batteries, so no need to charge (unless you use rechargeable ones), which is great, if your batteries die, just replace, easy. The included earbud and headband are very comfy, they are just common ones and they have a comfy foam, like older earbuds, you don't have to put anything inside your ear canals. I highly recommend it and if you hate putting things inside your ear canal or having to fiddle with hearing aids inside your ear canals, you will love this device, which I am, I can listen to my TV a night at a very low volume and I don't disturb any other family members sleeping!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Clear sound, Volume control

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for hearing and sound

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    The product is great, clear sound and adjustable volume. I have bought this for my neighbor and she loves it she can hear now much better than she used too. I would recommend this to anyone who has hearing problems

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Clear sound, Volume control

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    very effective

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    I got this for my 90 year old mother who was having trouble understanding the voices on television. She would turn up the volume but that did not help. This Solved the problem. She now listens at a normal level ad she says it is very clear

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use, Volume control

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy for elderly person to use.

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    My mother needed a hearing aid that is easy for her to put on to maintain her independence. The volume had to be easy to adjust to avoid being blasted by loud noises. The tone control is needed since high pitched sounds were always amplified too much with other hearing aids and hurt her ears. This hearing aid meets all of my mother's needs for ease of use and sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amplifier

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    I ruptured both of my ear drums and with that went my hearing. This was recommended by my doctor. It works great for when I need to have a conversation with someone. I have been using this amplifier since April and haven’t had to replace the batteries yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hearing Assist

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Easy to use amplifier that doesn't require ear buds. If ear buds are uncomfortable for you, this amplifier increases the sound volume for you without increasing it for everyone else in the room.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Hearing aid

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Ready to give up, but....

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    My husband is really, really, hard of hearing. Practically he is deaf and during the years we bought many gadgets to help him to hear.... all of them ended up in a drawer or in the recycle bean. This is the one that finally allowed him to socialize, again and save my sanity. Thank you, Best Buy

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Hearing aid

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good for who needs help hearing and easy to carry around

    I would recommend this to a friend