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Pocketalker 2.0 Review | Cheap Alternative To Hearing Aids | Personal Sound Amplifiers

Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist from Anthem Arizona, critiques the one of many extra standard Private Sound Amplifiers (PSAPs) available on the market…the Pocketalker 2.0.

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As soon as a tool that was solely utilized in medical doctors workplaces for sufferers who had issues listening to their physician’s orders, the Pocketalker has turn out to be a extra utilized Private Sound Amplifier for on a regular basis conditions.

The Pocketalker 2.0 shouldn’t be a listening to support, however can amplify sound to a stage that might be extra audible for the consumer. It has a in-built Microphone & Telecoil, has a 12 foot lengthy microphone extender cable, and may even be made rechargeable. When you’ve got present listening to aids with Telecoils, you need to use the Tele-loop accent to entry the options of the Pocketalker 2.0 and stream sound immediately into your listening to aids.

The Pocketalker mainly has the potential of turning up the quantity of sound, much like how you’d improve the quantity on the TV. One of many solely drawbacks that I discovered in testing is that if you exceed quantity stage #3, you begin experiencing suggestions (whistling). To stop this, you have to to both use the microphone extender cable, or a pair of headphones that higher seals round your ears.

General, the Pocketalker 2.0 is a superb private sound amplifier that may give you a considerable quantity increase and is comparatively low value at round $250 or much less.

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  • Can people wear these with hearing aids? My dad already has hearing aids but I think a boost will help him.

  • My mom is 83 and her old hearing aid no longer works. She has gotten to the point where I cannot speak to her on the phone. However, she does hear certain things and continually tells me that she can hear but that the words are not clear. I have read that no hearing device is capable of making words clearer. I am very confused by all of this. I have taken my mom to doctors and audiologists but they just want to sell her expensive hearing aids. I purchased one last year to try after four visits to the audiologist and she refused to wear it because it wasn't like her old one. She get confused easily. She also has some dementia. I am not sure if the dementia is coming from the lack of hearing the world or other reasons. She does hear me much more clearing when we are closed in my car so I keep thinking background noise is her biggest issue. Would you recommend trying something like this with good noise canceling headphones or to keep trying to get hearing aids? She does plug some Bose headphones into her tv and it seems to help. She will say they are too loud at a certain point but she still doesn't seem to catch the words. I am in Miami, FL and I cannot find the right person/doctor to help. It is extremely frustrating. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Hi Doctor Cliff, I am putting together a presentation on the Pocket Talker for our Senior Center and I would like to play your video as part of the presentation. Would that be ok? Thank you!

  • Just wanted to tell you that this unit is amazing!!
    I can hea rmy wife speaking from the kitchen when I'm in the basement and can understand every word. T
    his thing is truly amazing! I can set the tone control and get the exact EQ
    for my ears. I feel like I've been reborn. LOL I give it *** stars> Note...I've spent $2,500 on hearing aides in the last year and the Pocketalker 2.0 is so much better~!!
    Thank you.

  • Hi, i have read disclaimers from this pocketalker for caution for people with pacemakers.. My husband is unable to wear in ear hearing aids and this pocketalker sure helps a lot. From you experience has it been an issue for persons with pacemakers?

  • Hi, I also have an older pocketalker and several other types of personal amplifiers which I use through bone conduction headphones. I have a 'conductive' hearing problem so cannot wear hearing aids. I use both wired and Bluetooth bone conduction headphones for the TV, telephone and ambient sound and the quality is very good. This technology is cheap and not enough is made of it. I would love you to test some of this equipment.

    Good videos. Well done

  • I love your videos, they help a lot with understanding what’s happening. I have mid hearing loss and am about to be fitted with hearing aides so I’m trying to educate myself. Thanks again.

  • I have an older Pocketalker (3 years) and it was under $100. It has a superior fidelity of sound than my $3,800 hearing aids! I use it mostly at home for listening to the TV.