A Pocket-talker with earphones and a volume box may be an economical answer for the person who only infrequently needs to hear better—such as during doctor's visits.
For the individual with significant difficulty understanding speech, an FM system can improve conversations, especially in difficult listening environments, such as large church environments or noisy restaurants.
Other devices support independent living….such as a visual or vibrating fire or smoke alarm. This alerts the hearing impaired individual who doesn't hear much when the hearing aids are turned off, such as while sleeping.
Another device enables the hearing impaired individual to hear the doorbell.
Appalachian Audiology makes custom ear molds for a variety of needs. Ear mold impressions are taken open bite or closed bite, depending on the need:
New technology permits Bluetooth accessories to use with cell-phones and hearing aids.
The result is "no feedback" and hands free conversations, even for hearing aids that are not Bluetooth compatible.