Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by Malinois » Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:54 pm

Great post. I get my hearing aid on the 19th of November. I can hear most things but lose high frequencies. This could explain why I struggled so much with the E-Trac.

So from what you are saying, if my aids are compatible with an induction loop I have no need to wear headphones, I can just induction loop strain into my hearing aids?????


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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by stephenbeetleman » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:57 pm

Hi Ian,
Yes there currently are a few options I outlined but if you have a loop system on your new aids you should just need the portable neckloop with the 1/4 inch headphone connector on the end. This would allow you to switch the aids to loop then receive the sounds via the neckloop instead of having to wear postaural headphones. :)

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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by Malinois » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:32 pm

Thanks, sounds like and interesting option.


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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by AllanNP » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:02 pm

I've just starting detecting and one of the issues was how I could best hear the tones as I have two aids. Taking them out and using headphones was a problem in that I couldnt hear properly when people came to talk to me and had to put aids back in. Not very practical! So I got one of these:
Geemarc CliLOOP Hands Free Neckloop from Amazon (about 35 pounds) and plug it into the headphone socket on my detector place the loop over my neck under my coat and switch my aids to the T setting. Works great and now when peeps come to talk I just switch aids back to normal ( appears I am merely scratching my ear) and can hear them ok.

Can also use with phone and mp3 player etc

Have no problems with wind noise on T setting
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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by Saki » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:32 pm

Bump :;@
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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by Bfg » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:29 pm

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Great Topic Stephen - Thanks. B-)

I don't know that I have a hearing problem but from a teenager had difficulties differentiating between spoke and background noise. I never particularly liked parties of more than 1/2 dozen people or dances perhaps because of this.

I now have tinnitus which is greatly amplified by certain types of motor cycle helmet. I wonder if the same is true of headphones. I know when walking in head phones I hear thumping so I have to step gently. Would some tend to resonate or amplify certain hearing conditions.?

I was wondering if affordable blue-tooth hearing-aid like devices were available for those of us without serious hearing difficulties, in place of headphones, as I really don't like my ears being covered all the time.

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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:18 pm

This is such an important subject and given the many 'newbies' on the forum, it's essential reading (or re-reading) - Bump. ss47
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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by stanslad » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:29 pm

Dads almost deaf,
we've had some dodgy moment's but manage with a signaling system & he doesn't use detector now but wants to dig the finds when we're out together,
Reminds me of this post from years ago.
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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by stargazer » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:52 am

I am deaf in my left ear and my right ear is not great either. Due to sounds in the army, I was RE ? They closed the door to squaddies for compo from my time in the 'green machine'.

I rarely use my hearing aid in my left ear, and wouldn't be able to use it under my headphones anyway.
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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:09 pm

stanslad wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Dads almost deaf,
we've had some dodgy moment's but manage with a signaling system & he doesn't use detector now but wants to dig the finds when we're out together,
Reminds me of this post from years ago.
Clint :-O

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proved by the lady's response ::g All the best ss47

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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:43 pm

stargazer wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:52 am
I am deaf in my left ear and my right ear is not great either. Due to sounds in the army, I was RE ? They closed the door to squaddies for compo from my time in the 'green machine'.

I rarely use my hearing aid in my left ear, and wouldn't be able to use it under my headphones anyway.
Hello 'stargazer' ::g I also wear hearing aids (2) ::g but the loss is not as significant as yours perhaps so I don't use need to wear them when detecting.

My aids (Phonac) would allow the use of full cup (over-ear) h/phones as they really are very small. Anyone can try one or a pair for a 1 month trial, which is what I did. ::g There's no pressure to purchase them and they can just be returned but the improvement they make really is surprising. ::g

It may be worthwhile checking it out. Any 'Boots' Chemist can arrange it and as said the trial is completely free. :D :D All the best. Regards ss47
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Re: Advice on using Hearing Aids with Metal Detectors

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:45 pm

stargazer wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:52 am
I am deaf in my left ear and my right ear is not great either. Due to sounds in the army, I was RE ? They closed the door to squaddies for compo from my time in the 'green machine'.

I rarely use my hearing aid in my left ear, and wouldn't be able to use it under my headphones anyway.
I am ex RAOC so 'Compo' means something completely different :)) Regards ss47
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