Zoom with Hearing Loss

Behind-the-Ear hearing aids

Hearing Aid Tips

On plenty of meetings we see people using earphones or headsets. If you are one of the significant number of people with hearing loss then this can cause problems.

On plenty of meetings we see people using earphones or headsets. If you are one of the significant number of people with hearing loss then this can cause problems. If you wear and over-the-ear hearing aid then taking them off for a zoom call is often the most comfortable and moving to a set of headphones. If you have in-the-ear hearing aids then check whether you can use them at the same time as a headset. Remember to keep the volume as low as is clear so you don’t overload your hearing,

One interesting phenomena that has come to light is that if you have asymmetric hearing loss i.e. only one side – then you do not need much amplification in a headset for sound to appear to be coming from the centre again. This can make using headphones on zoom actually quite relaxing. If you have headphones with active noise cancellation then this can also help significantly.

If you find that seeing a person helps you focus on a speaker then you can ask the host to enable multi-pin. There are only 10 slots available for this with a meetings, but this allows you to pin the hosts, the speakers and anyone asking questions into your own private spotlight structure.

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