My father's hearing is declining. He wears 2 hearing aids but still has trouble deciphering dialogue from the TV. What reasonably priced audio solution can you recommend so that he's not blowing my mom out of the room by turning everything up to an incredible level?
I don't know what brand or model your dad's aids are, but we bought a device that plugs into a tv or receiver's audio out and transmits (in stereo) directly to the aids. She can go anywhere in our house and hear perfect tv stereo audio...and at whatever volume she desires! The device is called a TV Link, I believe, and wasn't too expensive (couple hundred). The kicker is that it is a bluetooth device. So the hearing aids must have that capability...a recent addition to aid technology.
Best of luck to your mom. I know her pain.
they're not just for breakfast anymore.
My Mom has the same issue and we have yet to find a system/setup that works well with her hearing aids and helps her understand. Effects she can hear well enough, it's the dialogue that's the problem. We've tried a few speaker bars, I've purchased a L/C/R setup and turned up the center channel, added "dialogue enhancing" effects, all with not much improvement.
The only thing that's worked so far is captioning to help fill in the blanks of what she can't hear. Yes - the captioning is annoying for those of us who can hear just fine but we'll do anything for our parents, right? I don't even notice it after the first few minutes...
I know this wasn't the answer you were looking for but I hope you find a workable solution!
TVears are the best solution. Its signal based plugging into the TV rca inputs and the rechargeable headset is wireless. Now, when someone wears these they only hear the TV signal and nothing else. Tv ears.com for like $100