Hands-Free Business Phone Solution for Hearing Instrument Wearers

NOTE: since the post has been published, the Plantronics Bluetooth Deskphone Adapter has been discontinued. For a hands-free business phone solution for hearing instrument wearers, please see the more recent post from October 30, 2013 on the new QH2 Bluetooth Hub & Phone Amplifier.

Many professionals seem to be looking for a hands-free, wireless communication solution at the office that will allow them to use their multi-line office phone with their hearing instruments.  As long as the patient is a wearer of t-coil equipped hearing instruments, a Bluetooth solution is readily available by investing in two products.

Plantronics Desktop Adapter

The first product is the Plantronics Bluetooth Deskphone Adapter shown on the right. This component connects directly to the office phone.  The second product required for a hands-free business phone solution for hearing instrument wearers is a Bluetooth enabled neckloop such as the ClearSounds Quattro Bluetooth Neckloop (shown below). This component is worn by the hearing instrument wearer. Once the Plantronics Deskphone Adapter is properly connected to the business phone, it is paired to the ClearSounds Quattro Bluetooth Neckloop. Conversations from the office phone will be processed by the Plantronics BluetoothDeskphone Adapter

ClearSounds Quattro Bluetooth Neckloop

and then wirelessly transmitted to the ClearSounds Bluetooth Neckloop. Since the neckloop is equipped with a built-in microphone, the user’s voice may be wirelessly sent back to the Plantronics Bluetooth Deskphone Adapter, eliminating the need to rely on the receiver of the office phone to conduct a phone call. As long as the hearing instruments are in the “T” or “MT” position, the user will be able to converse over the phone both in a hands-free and wireless capacity.

About AU Bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.
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