Do you wish you had something on-hand that would allow you to communicate with non-hearing instrument wearing patients without needing to speak loudly (so that others can hear)? Wish you could demonstrate to your patients what it’s like to hear in a looped environment or what a t-coil brings to the table? Need to find an affordable solution for a patient with hearing loss that isn’t ready to pursue hearing instrumentation AND you want to be able to adjust the balance? Do you wish I would get to the point? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider the newly updated Comfort Duett, an affordable, personal listening device that will allow you to accomplish all of the above plus more.
For Those of You Unfamiliar with Comfort Duett:
The Comfort Duett is a user-friendly personal listening device that may be used by both non-hearing instrument wearers (via headphones or earbuds) and hearing instrument users (via neckloop and the hearing instrument’s t-coil). The device is equipped with a microphone for amplifying conversations and a built-in telecoil that allows users to listen in looped-environments. It may be connected to the TV, telephone, radio or other sound source with optional accessories. The Comfort Duett comes packaged with two rechargeable AAA NiMH batteries and a charger however, it will also operate on two AAA standard alkaline batteries.
For Those Familiar with Comfort Duett: New versus Original Comparison
The newly updated Comfort Duett (left) obviously looks different from the original device (right) but it also offers from new or improved features that you will definitely appreciate.
The newer Comfort Duett offers digital signal processing with automatic gain control whereas the original version did not. In addition, the newer model allows for adjustments to be made and then set to tailor to the user’s needs. Maximum volume levels may be set to prevent the volume from being turned up to loud by accident. The balance between the right and left ears can be adjusted to accommodate differences in hearing between the ears. The newer Comfort Duett offers tone control and a lock feature that deactivates key functions to ensure the device stays on at set levels.
Why Consider Investing in a Comfort Duett?
- Have a Comfort Duett on hand in the office to offer your patient’s a means of hearing you better in the event they are not current wearers of amplification or are having their hearing instruments serviced.
- Loop your counseling room and allow patients to experience a looped-environment in order to make informed decisions about t-coils.
- Offer the Comfort Duett as a communication solution to patients who are not willing to invest in hearing instruments or who are looking for an affordable back-up solution
- Just try it….I think you (and your patients) will like it!!