April 30, 2022
How to Help You Hear the TV
About one in every three people over the age of 65 has hearing loss. For those who live alone, you can simply just turn up the volume on the TV if you are having trouble hearing.
But one common problem is that while someone may have trouble hearing the TV, their spouse isn’t having an issue. That means the TV is too loud for one person or too soft for the other.
Can you reach a happy medium? Centers Health Care has ideas to help everyone hear the TV comfortably.
- All About That Bass
With so many TVs on the market at an affordable price, unfortunately, the sound quality from the speakers may not be as good as more expensive televisions from the past. If the music from the TV is fine but you’re having trouble understanding dialogue, it’s recommended to turn down the bass in the volume settings. Additionally, turning on the closed captioning can help you better understand the dialogue.
- Compress the Volume Range
If you’re tinkering with the settings, take a look at what’s called volume compression. This reduces the difference between the loudest and softest parts of the audio in a show or movie.
- Buy a Soundbar
A soundbar can be installed above or below the TV to provide better-quality audio in your room than most TVs provide—especially cheaper ones.
- Buy a Pair of Headphones
As televisions add more features, some can connect to wireless headphones via Bluetooth, and others can take on a wired headset through the remote control. If your TV doesn’t have any of these options, here are several headphones you can invest in to make everyone happy while watching TV at a comfortable volume.