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TV Ears 10041 Original System (Black)

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  • Doctor Recommended
  • Infrared transmitter covers 900 square feet
  • Transmitter works as a charging base and can hold up to two headsets
  • Powerful headset with 120 dB of output 3 times more powerful than other headsets
  • Headset Includes volume tone and balance dials TV Ears Tips provide comfort and cleanliness
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Technical Details
Brand NameTV Ears
Item Weight4.8 ounces
Product Dimensions4.2 x 3.5 x 8.5 inches
Item model number10041
Color NameBlack
Special FeaturesWireless-Feature
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002GMDQG
Shipping Weight1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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  • Wireless-Feature

Product Description

The TV Ears Original system functions on 95kHz infrared technology which is ideal for home use or at 95kHz equipped theaters and audiotoriums. It features Voice Enhancement Technology which clarifies television dialog like no other wireless headset. It also features Automatic Commercial Control which caps the volume of loud commercials . The system is equipped with finger adjustable volume, tone and balance dials. It comes with an alternate installation kit which allows connection to televisions which do not have audio out ports. This system is not recommended for plasma or LCD screen televisions. Customer Support: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Pacific time zone: 888-883-3277.

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Customer Reviews

Poor sound quality.
clm
Sounds like constant static (white noise) unless the "TV Ear" volume is reduced.
C. Bloomquist
A real waste of money!!
Lilobodo

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227 of 231 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Appleseed VINE VOICE on December 20, 2004
Television shows (especially older ones), too often aren't captioned. This is also true with current DVD releases, even from the big studios: no captions or subtitles. There's a law that requires closed captioning on newly released media, but studios sometimes ignore it. As I'm hearing impaired and rely heavily on closed captioning, this is particularly frustrating.

I have tried several headsets over the years with varying degrees of success. What's unfortunate is that most headsets aren't designed for the hearing impaired. They're designed for people who want to listen to music as they roam around the house. This means that the headsets aren't optimized for voice enhancement, and instead deliver quite a bit of bass. Bass tones don't improve speech comprehension, they lessen it.

That's where TV Ears comes in. Yes, the name is a bit silly, but this headset really works. The first time I used them I had the silliest smile on my face, because for the very first time I understood what was being said *perfectly*. English accents - long a bane of my TV experience, especially as I love British humor - were no longer a problem. The sound quality is magnificent, and the speech enhancement that the product brags about is spot-on. You can adjust the tone of the sound being delivered to your ears, so you can get just the right amount of bass/treble to give you, essentially, a custom-fit headset.

There's an added bonus.

TV Ears says that most theaters use the same technology that they do. I wasn't sure I believed that, so continued to use the (most often) old and sometimes dysfunctional headsets that theaters provide that don't allow for adjusting the tone to improve speech comprehension.
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112 of 113 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 23, 2007
I just purchased TV Ears from my audiologist. They are fantastic. Some say they are uncomfortable to wear. I watch TV from a recliner and, therefore, do not sit precisely upright. The base rests on my chest so maybe that's the reason they are not uncomfortable to me. In fact, I consider them light and much more comfortable to the large ambient sound blocking earphones that are available.

Some said the output jack on the TV was used for speakers which they were not willing to give up. I simply lay the microphone that comes with the TV Ears below the TV speaker and haven't worried about hooking anything to the TV. The side benefit is that I don't have to choose between hearing the TV and my wife. My wife says "MUTE" loudly and I mute the TV. I can hear her through the same mike through which I hear the TV. Both the TV and voices are clear and as loud as I like since I control the volume from my receiver around my neck.

For comparison, without hearing aids I have to turn the TV volume to 35 to hear it (I have a severe hearing problem). I can hear it fine at 15 with my hearing aids ($3,200 each). With TV ears, I turn the volume to 9 and can hear the TV better than I can with my expensive hearing aids. Since I control my own volume, my wife can set the TV to her own comfort level and I can adjust my volume to match her preferred level. This is the first time in 10 years that we can watch TV comfortably together.

One person criticized the cheap earpieces. Of course they're cheap because they're disposable. You can buy a 5-pack for $20. I would much rather have a clean disposable earpiece covering than a filthy high-quality permanent earpiece covering.

Those criticizing this device are not using it correctly.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Al on July 26, 2006
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TV Ears do not just amplify the sound. They have a circuit that emphasizes treble, which makes voices much clearer. This works. As an older male user, my hearing is impared mainly in the upper regions. When I use the TV ears, I can understand speech much better. The battery/charger seems to be very good. I can listen all evening without running out of battery. Just remember to put the ears on the charger the next morning. There is plenty of volume - much more than I need. I guess this means they will work for people with more severe hearing problems. There are separate volume and tone controls on the headset receiver, making it easy to tune the sound to your liking. The only down side is that the headset band doesn't go over the head. The apparatus is suspended from your ears. This is a little bit uncomfortable. This only dampens my enthusiasm a little, because the ears do such a great job! The price is pretty steep, and I was worried about spending so much. But, I am very satisfied with this product.
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By WhiteH2o on July 27, 2006
Tvears do work as stated on the website, so that is why I'm giving it 2 stars.

I have to agree with a few of the other reviewers the Tvears are very uncomfortable to wear for any length of time. After trying them for a week, back in the box they went to be returned.

If you have a loved one that is bedridden I think these would work fine. But any movement causes them to "swing" from the ears and becomes painful after a little while.

For now, a moderate priced pair of wireless headphones will do.
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