Cell Phone Accessories

Using a cell phone can be challenging for hearing aid users. The phone's proximity to the hearing aid can cause interference, making calls difficult to hear. Fortunately, HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible) cell phone accessories can help. 

You can explore options with the team at The Hearing Professionals to find the right accessories for your hearing aids.


The telecoil is a small copper wire that is built into most hearing aids. When activated, it allows the hearing aid to pick up the magnetic signal from a phone, reducing background noise and increasing call clarity. 

Many cell phones are now designed to be telecoil compatible, making it easier for hearing aid users to make calls. 

You can use a Bluetooth accessory and have a Bluetooth signal sent to your telecoil through a neck loop or ear hook silhouette from phones that support Bluetooth technology.

All manufacturers offer streamer accessories that convert a Bluetooth signal from an electronic device into an FM signal. Then the streamer sends the FM signal to your hearing aid device without signal disruptions. The streamer and direct connection options offer optimal clarity and ease of use.


Another useful accessory is the neck loop, which is a wire loop that is worn around the neck, with a small jack plugging into a cell phone or other device. 

The loop sends the phone’s audio signal directly to the hearing aid, providing clear, easy-to-understand sound. Neckloops are compatible with most hearing aids and cell phones, making them a versatile and convenient option.

Neckloops are a popular choice among hearing aid users as they generate a magnetic signal that is recognized by the telecoil and then amplified by the hearing aid. They are preferred by many as they do not require any wires running to the hearing aids.

Earhook Silhouette

For those who prefer a more discreet option, the ear hook silhouette may be the way to go. This accessory is a small plastic piece that attaches to the hearing aid with a wire that curves around the ear. 

The silhouette picks up the sound from the phone and delivers it directly to the hearing aid without the need for a separate wire or neck loop. Earhook silhouettes are compatible with most hearing aids and cell phones and are a great option for those who want a less noticeable accessory.

Benefits of Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Cell Phone Accessories

HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible) cell phone accessories offer several benefits to hearing aid users. 

  • Improved Sound Quality: HAC accessories provide superior sound quality, making it easier for hearing aid users to communicate over the phone. The accessories are designed to reduce background noise and improve speech clarity, which means that users can have conversations without struggling to hear.
  • Enhanced Connectivity: HAC accessories easily connect to electronic devices, including cell phones, TVs, and computers. This connectivity ensures hearing aid users stay connected with their loved ones and the world around them.
  • Convenience: HAC accessories are incredibly convenient to use. They are easy to install and operate, allowing users to enjoy their favorite activities without any hassle.
  • Compatibility: HAC accessories are compatible with a wide range of hearing aids, which means that users can enjoy the benefits of these accessories regardless of the brand or type of hearing aids they use.
  • Freedom of Movement: HAC accessories offer freedom of movement as they are wireless. Users can move around freely while using the accessories without worrying about wires getting in the way.
  • Accessibility: HAC accessories make it easier for hearing aid users to access the features and functions of their electronic devices. This accessibility ensures they can enjoy the same benefits as other users without any limitations.
  • Increased Safety: HAC accessories offer increased safety to hearing aid users as they can stay connected with their loved ones in case of an emergency. The accessories ensure that users can make and receive calls without any interruption, which can be beneficial in critical situations.

Cell Phone Accessories in Massachusetts

If you need cell phone accessories that work with your hearing aids, our team at The Hearing Professionals can help you find the right accessories.

Ken Pruyn is a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist with over 14 years of experience. He is passionate about helping you hear clearly. Ken prides himself on taking the time to find the hearing solution that works best for you. 

You can request an appointment online or call us at (508) 794-3620 to arrange an in-office appointment at any of our eight Massachusetts offices: Framingham, Marlborough, Concord, Waltham, Newton, Dedham, Quincy, and Hingham

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