The PockeTalker Pro is a robust personal amplifier that is simple to use. Designed by Williams Sound, an Audio Engineering Company, the PockeTalker Pro has a wide-band audio quality second to none.
Contrary to the information found on various websites, an Assistive Listening Device (ALD) like the PockeTalker Pro is extremely flexible and can be adapted for use in many environments where hearing aids don't perform well.
Unlike hearing aids that use a subtractive approach for noise suppression, the PockeTalker Pro increases the Signal to Noise Ratio in a positive, additive manner so nothing is lost.
The PockeTalker Pro has two internal screwdriver adjustments: one to set the maximum gain and a high frequency boost control with 17dB of range.
Overall, the amplification is around 45dB (depending on choice of headphone or earphone), so the PockeTalker Pro is suitable for mild to severe sloping losses.
It is supplied with a TV Listening Kit that is for, well, listening to the TV...
However, it can also be used to convert the Plug-mount Microphone into a handheld microphone that can be passed around. If you don't need the 4 metres of cable, then the excess cable can be stored in the supplied Accessory Pouch.
There are a range of optional microphone styles (purchased separately) for specialist applications (conference, directional, etc).
As a base product, the PockeTalker Pro excels in what it does. Other accessories (purchased separately) include the ELT Group LC-100 Listening Centre that can be used to increase the number of headsets/neckloops (up to 4), or it can be used on the input side to increase the number of microphones (up to 4) in use at the same time.
For long hours of use, the PockeTalker Pro has an in-situ charging capacity (the batteries must be changed from alkaline to NiMH rechargeable and a power supply added). (purchased separately)
Please also note that the PockeTalker Pro headset socket is 3.5mm mono (same sound in both ears) so if you try a standard stereo headset or stereo earbud in the PockeTalker, only the left side will work.
The PockeTalker Pro is an Approved Device under the Commonwealth Government Hearing Services Program and can be supplied free of charge to eligible clients! Check your eligibility here