These are devices that are recommended in particular listening situations to aid in the performance of a hearing aid, or where a hearing aid may not be optimal. Remote Microphones and ALD’s aid to make the sound take precedent over the background noise, rather than making everything louder. With hearing aid users, remote microphone systems can help you overcome the challenge of distance and background noise.
Individuals who are eligible under the Australian Government Hearing Services program have access to a subsidy to cover the cost of an ALD. Rebates are also available to individuals who have cover for extras under their private health insurance.