TV Ears Compliment - Happy with product - TV Ears assisted listening device
CALIFORNIA -- I have been looking for a wireless headset for my father, who is in his 70s, to use while watching TV. I had been looking at a few on line, and didn't really care for the bulky design of most of them.
I stumbled across TV Ears, and after looking at some on line reviews decided to purchase a set for him.
The headset itself is plastic, and wears like an old style airline headset, hanging down. It has foam earbuds, which are changeable. A transmitter is connected to the TV and plugs in to the wall, this is also the charger for the headset. The headset has an on/off/volume switch built in.
The transmitter attached easily to his TV, and after a few hours of charging he was using it. This has greatly improved his enjoyment while watching TV.
He is able to hear, without having to crank up the volume on the television. Silly as it sounds, he no longer falls asleep while watching TV.
If there are any draw backs, it would be the headset has to be placed in the transmitter just right to charge. There are lights on the front so you can see if it is charging or not. Also, it is an IR device, and relies on line of site to the transmitter, so if you happen get up and move around, you can get some static.
TV Ears also advertises that their original set works at movie theaters, per the ADA. We haven't found this to be the case as yet, so would recommend you check with your local theater to see if they support this particular device.
I was so happy with the first purchase, I purchased a second set for my TV, for when he visits.
You can purchase them from TV Ears website, or on line retailers like Target, Amazon or Costco.