Hard of hearing


My wife is hard of hearing . I am looking for a wifi/blue tooth tv speaker system to put on a kneewall behind the couch. Need suggestions 

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@fbgbill +1

@r_pig  +1 

Phonak Audeo Paradise has a specific TV accessory.  And, the Widex Moment are noted as "musicians' choice" and are used even in recording studios sessions.  

And what r_pig says about getting aids sooner rather than later is also true... hearing can degenerate further as the nerves "go to sleep" in a sort of use-it-or-lose-it scenario.  Aids also help diminish tinnitus... I speak from experience as well as research.  Don't delay on the aids.  The two models I mention above are incredible technology... and I know that the Paradise, and probably the Moment, is firmware updated to continue to refine the already-awesome performance, so the hardware itself while pricey is also future-proofed for a decade or more; even the microphones can be updated physically, in addition to the software firmware updates.   And note: it's entirely possible to not even need bluetooth nor any special speakers once the aids are in the ears...!  

I was just researching a similar solution for myself. What I am trying to accomplish is dual sound output; the TV speaker and a headphone, IEM or airpods. That way, we can both watch TV without blasting the TV speakers.  My AirPods pair perfectly with the Apple TV and timing is accurate. But how can the TV sound still be on so she can listen?  
 

I am considering a Bluetooth transmitter that has a toslink input and should not interfere w the TV speaker. And I think it has a 3.5mm out for a wired solution in case BT is delayed. 
 

best solution would be to use my AirPods Pro’s and the TV speaker. I could use conversation mode so we could have a conversation while watching. Need to try and figure that one out. 

@stringreen

well... unless they BRING BACK good hearing, which is what they did for me. I had no idea what I had been missing, for twenty years or more. I am hearing better now than I have for at least twenty years... I’m 60 now, and I don’t remember hearing this well unless I think back to when I was in my 20s, maybe early 30s... My audio systems sound amazing, as does the rest of life.

I was actually worried that the aids would diminish my enjoyment of stereo, that they’d sound "artificial" ... TO THE CONTRARY, sir. What was artificial was my diminished hearing, which the aids corrected brilliantly. The new-tech aids are nothing like the ones available in the past, even the recent past. Their specs up to about 10k or 12k or so, rival extremely fine stereo gear.

When I first got my aids, I CRIED when I heard my stereo, the sound is so beautiful... Audeo Paradise, indeed! The aids completely re-opened my ears to fine hi-fi, and now I’m just loving it again. I am so relieved, and I enjoy not only my audio and video much more now with them than without them, but also the rest of my hearing life outside the hi-fi world as well, hearing a subtle wind rustle small leaves, sand slip down a bank, my cat Ranger quietly purring as he sleeps on the recliner footrest, etc...

It is my well-considered belief that many on this forum could benefit from the best of the new aids.... before one drops yet another 10 or 20k on a new amp, reaching for that elusive sound you once thought you glimpsed or imagine you might glimpse, get yourself to a top-notch audiologist and get your ears checked, and look at your graphs (you might be stunned)... then drop 5k on some top of the line Phonaks or Widex, customized and adjustable later as needed to your specific curve like a graphic equalizer and room correction software, bring them up gradually over the course of six months... a quality audiologist will do this for you: 70% for a few weeks, then 75, then 80, like that until you finally get up to 100% power, and be amazed.