Updated November 1, 2016 – Let’s face it. Sometimes you just want to hear the television. For some people expensive hearing aids can’t be afforded or are just over kill to be able to listen to the TV set. If you have seen any late night commercials then you’ve probably come across one for TV Ears. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the product, it’s a listening device or hearing amplifier made specifically for watching television.
One of the big advantages of using this product is that is gives you the ability to control the volume for yourself personally and not have to change the volume on the TV it’s self so that others can watch and not have to be blasted away with volume. What users really like about this product is that when they are using the product, it does not change how your TV would normally operates. So the tv can actually be on mute and the person wearing TV Ears is able to adjust the volume as they please. For this reason, those without hearing loss find this product very useful. For example, if you like to watch TV in Bed and your partner prefers to read or sleep then this can be a great solution so you don’t bother the other person with the volume of the TV.
Another reason why this product is so popular is that it is able to work with just about any television set which includes HD TV, Digital, cable, and even satellite. Hooking up the electronics is easy and there is a support number to call if you have any issues with setup. The company offers four models including Tv Ears 2.3, TV Ears Original, TV Ears Professional, and TV Ears Home Theater. It is important to note that the original version does not work with Plasma or LCD TVs.
Here are some things we liked about TV Ears.
The unit is adjustable so you can customize your listening experience by volume, tone, and balance. It’s wireless so you don’t have to worry about any one tripping over annoying cords. We also like the fact that it comes with rechargeable batteries and a charging unit. TV Ears has what it calls Voice Enhancement Technology and Automatic Commercials control however we were not totally sold on how well these technologies actually worked.
Some complaints about TV Ears
Some users have complained that the device hurts their ears while others have had issues with the construction of the wireless set being flimsy and breaking. Users have also complained that the TV Ears transmit too much static noise.
It should be noted that customer service with TV Ears seems to be solid. When people had problems with the device they were able to get a hold of customer service via phone and it most cases a new unit was shipped out to them. This is more than can be said for other hearing amplifier companies’ customer service.