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Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener

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33-1096

 | Catalog #: 33-1096
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$13.67
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Product Summary

Listen up!

Just add headphones and use this amplified listener to boost the sounds around you. It's ideal for places where you have difficulty hearing the speaker, such as large lecture halls and church. Or you can use it to watch TV without disturbing others. The three-position power control lets you choose the amplification you need for your particular listening environment. Includes a convenient neck lanyard.

  • Ideal for church, TV or anytime you want to hear sounds louder without disturbing others
  • Includes stereo headphone jack, so you can add headphones to boost the sounds around you

You'll also need

  • Stereo headphones with 1/8" plug
  • AAA batteries (2)
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What's in the box

  • Amplified listener
  • Owner's manual
  • Neck cord
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Date added Document
January 09, 2009 Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener (Gu¡a Del Usuario)
January 09, 2009 Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener (User's Guide)

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RadioShackPocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener
 
3.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Easy storage (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Elderly (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Caregiver (7), Medical professional (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13), Business (5)

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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    5.0

    speech, physical, occupational therapy

    By Jan ST

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Medical Professional

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Storage
    • Increases Quality Of Life
    • Lightweight
    • Safe
    • Sturdy
    • Support For Family

    Cons

    • Difficult Settings

    Best Uses

    • Disabled
    • Elderly
    • Emergency
    • Following Surgery
    • Medical Support
    • Nursing
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Speech therapy

    Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

    I've used this device for several years for speech therapy. My collegues in physical and occupational therapy report greater outcomes in rehabilitation if the patient can HEAR what's being said to them. It increases their ability to follow instructions, answer important medical questions and participate in activities of daily living. Every rehab gym should have at least a half dozen of these devices.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Grandpa's Hearing

    By son-in-law mh

    from lincoln, ne

    About Me Caregiver

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Storage
    • Lightweight
    • Safe
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Elderly

      Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

      The best for the price.
      How it looks, feels, wears etc., NOT important.

      IT WORKS.............family and friends DO NOT have to speak loud, just normal. I don't hear the t.v. from the street !

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Enough Volume

      By rin tin tinnitis

      from salt lake city ut

      About Me Elderly

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Elderly

        Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

        Very good idea, very adjustable. Just doesn't have enough volume. Provides only limited amplification.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        save your money

        By wiser

        from Harrisburg, Pa.

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

            Sounds like you are standing next to a huge waterfall. Annoying. You get what you pay for.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What an amazing difference!

            By Dad's advocate

            from Maryville, TN

            About Me Caregiver

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Elderly

              Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

              My Dad is 86 years old and tried one of these while in Speech Therapy following a stroke. He had spent thousands of dollars on hearing aids but they never seemed to help that much. He had difficulty using the hearing aids after his stroke and they kept getting lost at the nursing home. This amplified listener device has just been amazing and my Dad is able to carry on a conversation and hear us clearly. It has a volume control and Dad hooks it into a headset from Radio Shack that fits over his ears but sits on the back of his head. (Sony behind the neck style MDR-G45LP). This has just been great and he is able to put the headset on himself. We also can hook the headset to a long cord to his TV and he can enjoy TV watching again without blasting out his nursing home room mate. The TV is silent to everyone else when hooked to the headset. My Dad is wheelchair bound so he sits within 10 feet of the TV anyway. I have tried this on other patients since I work as an RN. It is just amazing to see the looks on their faces when they can hear and understand a conversation.
              I would highly recommend this Radio Shack stereo amplified listener device for anyone having difficlty hearing. Much, much cheaper than hearing aids.
              This is truly the greatest investment in my Dad's quality of life.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This inexpensive amplifier works great!

              By Sue the Snake

              from Cleveland, OH

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy Storage
              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight
              • Sound Is Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Elderly

                Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

                Bought this for my 94 year old father. He doesn't want hearing aids, because all his friends had expensive ones and they still didn't work all that great. I took him to his doctor's appt. The doctor had one of these in his office and tried it on my father. Worked great, could even whisper and he heard what was said. I was so excited, so I ran out and bought him one with the over ear headset. WOW!
                Going to go out a buy one for myself. My husband goes to bed early, and I go to bed late. He always complains that the tv is too loud. Great little amp is all I have to say. Yes, the volume control slide switch is harder on the elderly to control, but the benefits definately outweighs the small inconvenience.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Without it, I miss a lot

                By dorothygreen

                from Beach cities, CA

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

                      I tried this because of one of the reviews. I simultaneously tried the lower end of the high priced OTE HA. I tried them with and without amplifier. Amplifier works far better than HA in large group rooms, TV and movies. Use my hearing aides (6 yr old in ear and RCA (RS) over the ear) in most other situations.

                      I take out HAs when using amplifier. Doesn't work any better with them in.

                      It takes time to adapt - have to keep it still and be careful not to drop. If sudden changes (such as going from low voice to loud music in a movie)I adjust quickly to avoid being knocked out of the seat.

                      But, the quality of my life has improved significantly because I can now hear 97% of all the words in situations where I previously could hear say 30% to 70% of most folks in a group. And I can hear the TV at the level my family uses with an extension and the amplifier in front of the speaker. Even, the voices on my own TV are are much clearer to me on lower levels than with my hearing aids and a higher volume.

                      I highly recommend anyone having trouble in the situations described trying this. One on one as well if hearing super bad. (described in other comments)

                      Perhaps other PA devices work better but from what I gather amplification is amplification. All the added expensive are ways to keep out background noise, which seems to compromise clarity and volume.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Too much ambient noise

                      By jim

                      from Newark, DE

                      About Me Caregiver

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Noisy

                        Best Uses

                        • Elderly

                        Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

                        I bought this for my Mother who finds hearing aids too small and too difficult to use and control. I tested this device and found that it worked fine as long as you didn't move. If you touched the device or the device rubbed against your clothing, the microphone picked up all that noise. I took the device back immediately.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Great Sound, Not So Easy to Adjust!

                        By Jen the Caretaker

                        from Winston-Salem, NC

                        About Me Caregiver

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy Storage
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Onoff marked poorly
                        • Volume marked poorly

                        Best Uses

                        • Elderly

                        Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

                        I bought this for my 94 year old uncle. He's too fragile to be messing with hearing aids, but this allows him to hear, so it's great! It's really unfortunate, however, that the developers didn't look at this and think, "Elderly! Maybe we should mark things with larger, easier to read lettering!" (and yes, I'm a little sarcastic here, since I'm 49 and have a REALLY difficult time reading the on/off and volume switches). Whomever designed this can't yet fathom impairment.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        great idea if you need help with hearing

                        By pa pa

                        from villa park il

                        About Me Average Health

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack Pocket-Size Stereo Amplified Listener:

                            I had rupture both ear drums couldn't hear this really help a lot with my hearing until it was better. You do need to buy a headset tho or if you have one around the house that fits is fine. The first one I bought I had to take back after just a week. Second I hope keeps working great idea until ears get better.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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