Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPS)
Personal Sound Amplification Products, or PSAPS, are wearable electronic products that are intended to amplify sounds. PSAPS use a lot of the same technology as hearing aids, but they are not programmable and are not intended to correct hearing loss. Rather, they help you hear quiet sounds better even with normal hearing.
We carry two PSAPs, including Etymotic's Quiet Sound Amplifier and PLAID®.
Etymotic Quiet Sound Amplifier
Etymotic's Quiet Sound Amplifier amplifies sounds and enhances your hearing experience so your conversations become more effective in the car, in social situations, and at a distance.
The Quiet Sound Amplifier features a built-in sensor that automatically adjusts to the surrounding noise level. It amplifies soft sounds, while keeping the volume steady on louder noises or even reducing it for extremely loud sounds such as fireworks or the strike of a drum. Moreover, it boosts soft high-pitched sounds heard in speech, which helps provide clarity for conversations, particularly in less-than-ideal listening environments.
PLAID® Sound Amplifier
PLAID® is a sophisticated sound amplifier, available only through licensed hearing healthcare professionals. PLAID utilizes innovative, patented ClikFIT® technology that allows you to select and set your desired amplification from a range of acoustic alternatives. Your provider can help you decide.
Developed by an audiologist in conjunction with a team of acoustic engineers, PLAID can help you hear better in group settings, restaurants, theaters, meetings, and other challenging listening environments.