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Sonic Earz Personal Sound Amplifier By Bell and Howell. Listen up What Other People Are Talking

2.4 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews
About the Product
  • The compact, lightweight unit slips into a pocket or clips onto your belt.
  • Headphones included. Uses 1 "AAA" battery (not included).
  • Watch TV without having to turn the sound up high, possibly disturbing others in your home.
  • Hear movies, concerts and lectures as though youre sitting in the front, even if you're actually in the back. Hear a speaker clearly, even in a crowded room.
  • Sonic Earz picks up sound from as far as 60 feet away and amplifies it, sharply and crisply, so you don't miss a word.

Product Description

Tired of hearing yourself say "What?" during a conversation, but not much else? This Bell & Howell Sonic Earz is designed to pick up and amplify sound up to 60 feet away. It utilizes a scientifically designed sound reflector and a sensitive microphone arranged to focus the ambient sounds onto the microphone. Discreet and compact, it measures 2 3/4 x 1 3/4" and weighs just 2 ozs. Matte metallic finish with on / off button, power on indicator light and volume control. Clips to your pocket or belt. Comfortable headset. Uses 1 AA battery (not included).

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 5 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B000O3T6HG
  • UPC: 080313079122
  • Item model number: 7912
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,164 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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How hard is it to make a transistor amplifier?
Apparently it's beyond B&H. The microphone
B&H chose for the input is sooo short range
that the only sound amplified was my breathing,
and the occasional sound of my hand/arm touching
the unit.
At only 10 feet from the TV at 'normal volume',
I heard the TV better without this device than
with it.
I returned it immediately to the vendor for credit.
If only it met my 'hard of hearing' mother's need... sigh.
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Regarding Sonic Earz Personal Sound Amplifier By Bell and Howell, please don't waste your money. I have never had a problem with any products or books I've purchased through Amazon. The only thing this product did was amplify noise from the sound from brushing against clothing. After reading some of the positive reviews for this product, I even tested out the product to better hear the birds. That is something I had no intention of using it for, but since that worked for someone, I gave it a try. No,no sound. I could hear the birds without using this product, but couldn't hear the birds with it. Honestly, this product doesn't work at all. Possibly, I received a used or damaged item. I purchased a new item. However, I'm not sure if it wasn't used. The plastic package that usually is hard to open, even with scissors; I could easily open it just by pulling it apart. The earplugs are marked "L" and "R". Well, no sound at all from the "R" plug. Didn't matter since the product doesn't work. Since this product can't be returned, PLEASE DO NOT BUY IT. Chances are some work (per the positive reviews); however, since some do not work (per bad reviews), it is not worth the chance that you may get a damaged product like I did. Even, if the product could be returned (I did call and ask and know it can't be returned. understandable since earplugs are part of the package), it wouldn't be worth it considering what I paid originally for shipping and adding my shipping cost. Another thing regarding shipping charge for this product, double the price I usually pay for such a light-weight item. Complete waste of money.
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Amplifies EVERYTHING!!! Means even the cable as it swishes against your clothing or when cable touches your face.

Audio not clear, sounds like listening through jar.
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Non-directional microphone tends to amplify closest and loudest sounds. This is a decent amplifier for watching TV in a somewhat quiet room. Voices are lost to background noises in restaurant's and businesses. In the living room EARZ do help hear conversation.
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This item was not as good as I had thought it would be. It does not work as well as I had wanted. There is a lot of static when I use this item.
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THE ONLY WAY THIS THING WORKS IS IF IT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE SOUND. IF MY FATHER HAS TO SIT A FOOT AWAY FROM THE TV FOR IT TO WORK, WHAT'S THE USE OF IT. PLEASE DON'T WASTE THE MONEY LIKE I DID!!
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The Sonic Earz does not perform as stated. All you hear is static, you cannot hear people "up to 60 feet away". In fact, you can'thear them a foot away. Forget the movies, TV or any place/situation you may be in. In fact, you call talk into it and you still won't hear anything. SAVE YOUR MONEY!
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I bought this unit for litening to TV. Even sitting right in front of tv all I can hear is back ground noise. It didn't work at all for me.
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