Improve your hearing difficulties whilst watching TV with a Focusonics® Directional Speaker

Directional speakers are not only limited to use in industries such as museums, retail, command and control centers etc. They can also be harnessed to help improve the quality of life for individuals within their home who suffer from hearing impairments. The primary use-cases of directional audio technology for users who have difficulty with their hearing is:

  • Better experience watching television (TV) without sound issues

Those who suffer from hearing problems may struggle to hear the audio coming from the TV compared to those sitting around them who do not have a similar issue and may in fact find it uncomfortable listening to a volume high enough for the individual with impaired hearing to enjoy. 

Deploying a directional speaker that is directed towards the person of interest will enhance the audio and importantly, not be heard by other people in the room who are positioned away from the narrow beam of directional sound.

Speakers for hearing impaired - Which Focusonics® directional speaker is best suited?

Focusonics® Model A

  • Perfect for larger distance operations with an optimal range of 3-15 metres.
  • Maintains directivity over larger distances.
  • Powerful, loud volume capability.

Focusonics® Model B

  • Most appropriate for operating distances ranging from 1-5 metres.
  • Perfect for conversation-level volume of sound
  • Perfect for overhead operation to deliver sound to the person directly below.

Which directional speaker you choose for your home very much depends on the size of the room. For instance, the Model B speaker might be best suited for assisting TV audio by being fitted overhead of where the impaired user likes to sit on their sofa/chair due to its optimal functioning range of 1-5 metres.

The same rule may apply to larger rooms that have a TV where overhead implementation is not optional or desirable in a specific case - the speaker could be positioned further away, closer to the TV and shifted to a desired targeted area where the hearing impaired individual is seated. This will work best with the Model A speaker if the TV is in a larger room with seating that is further away due to its ability to function optimally at longer distances (3-15 metres) compared to Model B.

Discover more about our innovative speakers for hearing impaired individuals by visiting our products page so you can improve your experience when watching TV and not disturb others in the nearby surroundings room with this state-of-the-art directional audio technology.

What are Directional Speakers?

Focusonics™ directional speakers work in a completely different way to conventional loudspeakers. Our range of speakers generate directional audio in a fixed and accurate shape, delivering the sound with precision to a targeted location. Not only is the audio delivered with clarity, crucially it does not increase the ambient noise within the nearby surroundings.