TV Ears
Review

Updated for July, 2021
Overall Rating:
4.5
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TV Ears
Review

Updated for July, 2021
Overall Rating:
4.5
View Products

Our Verdict

T.V. Ears are the top-selling brand in the U.S. for T.V. listening devices, and all of the headset models are doctor recommended. T.V. Ears offers four different models so that your unique need will be met, and you can connect the devices to different types of T.V. and audio ports.

The ease of use and comfortability of the T.V. Ears headsets make it one of the best options around while improving sound for the hearing impaired. On the other hand, if you're happy with your current T.V. viewing experience, you might not think T.V. Ears is worth the money.

Pros


  • Lightweight for Everyday Use - The T.V. Ears are lightweight and hang discreetly below the user's chin, making them ideal for daily use.
  • Comfort - While wearing T.V. Ears, users can comfortably recline or lie down, allowing you to enjoy your T.V. viewing undisturbed.
  • User-Friendliness- The device's simplicity and ease are key selling points, as they help you improve your quality of life.
  • Variable Volume- Users of T.V. Ears can listen to the television at their preferred volume without bothering others.

Cons


  • Indoor Only- T.V. Ears are explicitly designed for use with television in a home context. The manufacturer of T.V. Ears warns that these devices will most likely not work outside of this specific use.
  • Limited Connectivity- Infrared connectivity is limited to a 600-square-foot coverage area, and the headset must have a clear line of sight to the transmitter.
  • No Bluetooth- T.V. Ears don't offer Bluetooth capabilities, which may be inconvenient if you prefer this technology.

T.V. Ears Overview

T.V. Ears is an audio technology company that makes assistive listening devices for those who have hearing loss. T.V. ears expertly guide sound from the television into the user’s ear, allowing speech to be distinguished from background noise. It’s ideal for individuals with hearing impairment who need more clarity while enjoying T.V. with improved T.V. volume, and it improves your overall experience and quality of life.

The T.V. Ears headsets are wireless headphones with two earbuds that users insert into their ears, similar to traditional headphones. A lightweight headset that hangs below the user’s chin connects the earbuds. T.V. Ears offers four models of headsets to meet your unique needs, and we’ll go over the benefits of each so that you can find the right product.

T.V. Ears Digital

The T.V. Ears Digital is twice as powerful as the Original and has digital and analog connections, allowing it to work with digital and analog televisions. In addition, this model works with digital televisions, such as plasma and LCD televisions. The T.V. Ears Digital device is best for those who have a T.V. with SRS or PCM sound. The T.V. Ears Digital may not be as budget-friendly as the Original, but we recommend it if you need considerable amplification for better hearing.

What's Included:

  • 1 rechargeable T.V. headset with pre-installed battery (Version 5.0)
  • 2 charging cradles for 1 transmitter
  • 1 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm audio cable
  • 1 3.5mm to RCA audio cable
  • 1 Audio Optical Cable
  • 1 Owner's Manual
  • Different headsets are available for purchase

Features:

  • Price: $169.95 $152.96
  • Connectivity: Analog T.V., cable box, and satellite box with audio out ports
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Max SPL: 120 dB
  • Transmission Frequency: 2.3 MHz
  • Headset Dimensions (H x W x D): 8″ x 5.4375″ x 0.6875″
  • Transmitter Dimensions: 1.4″ x 4.12″ x 3.625″
  • Transmission Type: Infrared, Mono

Top 3 Features:

  • The transmitter can hold and charge two headsets
  • 120 dB of output and built-in rechargeable battery
  • Twice as powerful as T.V. Ears Original
Starting at $169.95

T.V. Ears Original

T.V. Ears Original

The T.V. Ears Original transmitter is typically placed in front of the seating area on a flat surface. It connects into any analog audio out connector on your T.V., cable box, or satellite box. The transmitter then moves the audio signal to the user’s headset through wireless transmission. On the headset, you can change the volume and tone to achieve optimum speech clarity. This model is great for anyone on a budget since the Original is the most affordable headset from T.V. Ears. However, the Original T.V. Ears headset works with analog televisions only, so you must have this type of T.V. to take advantage of the original model.

What's Included:

  • 1 rechargeable T.V. headset with pre-installed battery (Version 5.0)
  • 2 charging cradles for 1 transmitter
  • 1 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm audio cable
  • 1 3.5mm to RCA audio cable
  • 1 A.C. Adapter/Power Cord
  • 1 Owner's Manual
  • Different headsets are available for purchase

Features:

  • Cost: $129.95 $103.96
  • Connectivity: Analog T.V., cable box, and satellite box with audio out ports
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Max SPL: 120 dB
  • Transmission Frequency: 2.3 MHz
  • Headset Dimensions (H x W x D): 8″ x 5.4375″ x 0.6875″
  • Transmitter Dimensions: 1.4″ x 4.12″ x 3.625″
  • Transmission Type: Infrared, Mono

Top 3 Features:

  • Voice Clarifying Circuitry
  • Background noise reducing foam ear tips
  • Ultra-lightweight wireless headset
Starting at $129.95

T.V. Ears Original

T.V. Ears Dual Digital

The Dual Digital version of the T.V. Ears is twice as powerful as the Original, featuring digital and analog connections options to operate with both digital and analog T.V.s, as well as two headsets. It connects similarly to the T.V. Ears Original while also connecting to optical, coaxial, 3.5 to 3.5, or RCA audio out ports. The Digital model is great for couples who need improved hearing capabilities since this includes two headsets with rechargeable batteries. The transmitter holds and charges both headsets at a time. However, Dual Digital may not be cost-effective for those who don’t need two headsets.

What's Included:

  • 2 T.V. Headsets with rechargeable batteries already installed (Version 5.0)
  • 2 charging cradles for 1 transmitter
  • 1 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm audio cable
  • 1 3.5mm to RCA audio cable
  • 1 A.C. Adapter/Power Cord
  • 1 Owner's Manual
  • 1 Audio Optical Cable
  • Different headsets are available for purchase

Features:

  • Price: $219.95 $197.96
  • Connectivity: Digital and analog connectivity options with optical, coaxial, 3.5 to 3.5, or RCA audio out ports
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Max SPL: 120 dB
  • Transmission Frequency: 2.3 MHz
  • Headset Dimensions (H x W x D): 8″ x 5.4375″ x 0.6875″
  • Transmitter Dimensions: 1.4″ x 4.12″ x 3.625″
  • Transmission Type: Infrared, Mono

Top 3 Features:

  • Two Headsets and transmitter can hold and charge both headsets
  • 120 dB of output and built-in rechargeable battery
  • Twice as powerful as T.V. Ears Original
Starting at $219.95

T.V. Ears Original

T.V. Ears Voice Clarifying Headphones

The T.V. Ears Voice Clarifying Headphones with long-range technology will allow you to roam around your house while watching T.V. These headphones are perfect for active individuals and multitaskers, so you have the freedom to move around without an obtrusive headphone cord. The Voice Clarifying Headphones also work seamlessly with the T.V. Ears Boice Clarifying Sound Bar, so those who want the benefits of both products will enjoy the maximum sound quality. However, the premium headset option with T.V. Ears only includes one headset, so customers on a budget may not find this headset model affordable.

Starting at $169.95

What's Included:

  • 3.5mm Headphone Receiver Transmitter
  • RCA stands for Recording Corporation of America. RCA to Coaxial Coaxial cable
  • An RCA to RCA cable is a cable that connects two RCA connectors
  • 3.5mm to RCA adaptor
  • AC/DC Optical Cable Adapter
  • AAA NiMH batteries are used (2)
  • User Manual
  • Adaptor from 6.3mm to 3.5mm

Features:

  • Price: $169.95 $152.96
  • Transmitter easily connects to the back of television with one audio cord and works with T.V.s equipped with 3.5 Or RCA analog and optical or coaxial digital audio out ports.
  • Range: Up to 100 feet
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 30KHz
  • Carrier Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Signal-to noise ratio: 85 dB
  • Operating Voltage: Transmitter 5V
  • Battery: 2 x 1.2V AAA NiMH Battery – 550 mAh
  • Work Time: 10 hours
  • Distortion: 0.5%
  • Transmission Type: Digital Hopping System

Top 3 Features:

  • The transmitter holds and recharges the headphones
  • T.V. Ears Long Range technology
  • Up to 100 feet range around corners and through walls

AudioRange ITE-1000 In-Ear TV Headphones Specifications

The ITE-1000 In-Ear TV Headphones come with a rechargeable battery and don’t require any pairing. They work with all TV’s, streaming services and devices. The ITE-1000 has a mic/sound amplifier that allows you to mute the sound and have a conversation without removing the headset.

How to Connect T.V. Ears to T.V.

The audio from the T.V. is sent directly to the T.V. Ears headset through a transmitter inserted into the T.V., allowing users to hear the amplified audio directly in their ears. Furthermore, the device’s microchip captures and boosts voice frequencies, making it easier for users to interpret dialogue. You can adjust the volume of the T.V. Ears headset by spinning a knob on the headset, which is independent of the T.V.’s volume. If you have a digital T.V., plan to buy one in the future, or aren’t sure which audio out ports your T.V. has, consider upgrading to the T.V. Ears Digital, which works with digital and analog T.V.s. You can also take advantage of T.V. Ears Support for specific connectivity instructions and more troubleshooting help.

Service and Support

The majority of consumers are pleased with their T.V. Ears Wireless Headsets. Many people were pleased with the high-quality sound, high level of comfort, and long-lasting battery life. In addition, people were happy with how simple the devices were to set up and utilize.

1-2 paragraphs about the overall cost and how it compares to the rest of the market. Customers who wrote negative reviews complained about bad customer service and technical support. Others expressed dissatisfaction with the product’s sound and comfort. If you are unhappy with your T.V. Ears headset for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase (shipping not included).

Extras

It’s important to note that all T.V. Ears products come with a free 30-day trial and free unlimited U.S. technical support.

Cost

When it comes to costs, T.V. Ears’ prices are comparable to those in the industry. The cost of new wireless T.V. headphones spans from $60 to $400, with mid-range alternatives in the $115 to $200 area. The dual digital is the most expensive option, but it is also the best value for your money since you get two devices.

Popular FAQs

Can I use T.V. Ears with Hearing Aids?

You can use T.V. Ears with hearing aids, but it’s not needed. The headsets were invented by George Dennis when his father attempted using hearing aids to pick up T.V. audio but found that they didn’t function well enough, prompting Dennis to design the T.V. Ears product in his living room.

Will TV Ears Work with Any T.V.?

Yes. T.V. Ears headphones are compatible with all T.V. models and brands and have a rechargeable battery with a six-hour usage period.

Can I use T.V. Ears even if I am not hearing impaired?

You can use T.V. Ears even if you don’t have a hearing impairment. All four headsets work great for families and individuals who want to hear the T.V. privately or don’t want to create distractions in the home.

Will TV Ears interfere with T.V. viewing for others in the room?

Not at all! One of the best features of the T.V. Ears headsets is how the volume is easily adjustable, doesn’t leak sound, and reduces background noise.

Bottom Line

T.V. Ears offer numerous economical solutions to match your needs, whether you prefer earbuds, need multiple headsets, or have an analog television. T.V. Ears or other aided listening devices may be the solution you've been looking for if you watch a lot of T.V. programs and videos, but your enjoyment is being hampered by hearing loss. Ultimately, T.V. Ears will significantly help you hear your T.V.'s sound, and you'll feel comfortable while enjoying your favorite channels.