HearLink® PLUS Long Range, Low Latency Audio & TV Transmitter for Assistive Listening

Understand TV Dialogue without Exaggerated Volume

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The HearLink PLUS audio transmitter is designed to help viewers comprehend television dialogue and enjoy programs without increasing the volume beyond levels comfortable to other viewers.

One of the first indicators of age-related hearing loss is an individual’s tendency to increase television volume in an attempt to make out the dialogue, much to the chagrin of other household members. Most people are unaware that turning up the volume doesn’t solve the problem since they are actually increasing all frequencies to the same level, when what they really need to do is increase the volume for only those frequencies for which they have hearing loss.

Direct Sound Transmission with No Lip Sync Issues

To keep the peace, use HearLink PLUS, a Bluetooth® transmitter that streams audio directly from the television’s analog or digital (optical) sound source to the viewers ears, thus eliminating ambient noises, room reverberation, and other types of sound interference which hamper intelligibility of speech and music appreciation. The transmitter pairs seamlessly with the Wear & Hear line of assistive hearing headsets, ensuring that each viewer benefits from personalized audio that can be fine-tuned in real-time using the dedicated W&H BeHear® smartphone app.

HearLink PLUS low latency long range Bluetooth audio transmitter use caseImproving the TV watching experience is especially important to seniors. In the U.S., approximately 1 out of 7 adults experiences hearing loss, and those over 65 are twice as likely to suffer from it . Hearing impairment adversely affects daily lives in many different situations: face-to-face conversations, mobile phone calls, music listening, and TV watching.

Low range and low latency deliver the best TV watching experience. Connecting to the digital optical port on modern televisions or the analog sound output found on most standard television sets and other audio devices, HearLink PLUS sends the audio signal directly to the paired BeHear personalized hearing amplifier. Employing Class I Bluetooth for connectivity ranging up to 200 feet (60 meters), HearLink PLUS allows freedom of movement without sacrificing listening continuity. The transmitter supports the aptX® audio codec to keep latency at less than 40 ms, providing a seamless TV watching experience with no lip sync issues.

HearLink PLUS use case schematic Advanced Technology Keeps You Connected to Your Surroundings

BeHear headsets can be connected simultaneously to the HearLink PLUS transmitter and to a smartphone allowing the wearer to watch TV with the ListenThrough technology activated (passing through important ambient sounds via the headset) and make/receive phone calls. Audio transmission via the HearLink PLUS is paused for the duration of the phone call and resumes when it is complete. Furthermore, up to two BeHear headsets can be connected to a single HearLink PLUS transmitter, enabling couples to enjoy the TV watching experience together, each hearing audio optimized for their own hearing profile and preferences.

Main Features of HearLink PLUS Audio & TV Transmitter

  • HearLink PLUS key features

    Low latency audio streaming for optimal lip sync

  • Long range connectivity of up to ~200 feet (~60 meters)
  • Seamless operation with BeHear personalized hearing headsets for remote play/pause control
  • AutoON (automatic ‘power on’ if charged from the television set’s USB port)
  • Bypass mode enables single cable connection to additional auxiliary speaker

Additional Information

HearLink PLUS connects to the TV or other audio device’s optical digital or analog sound output and sends the signal directly to the paired BeHear headset.

Bluetooth Optical and Analog Audio & TV Transmitter for Assistive Listening

Specifications

  • Model No.: BT5805A
  • Bluetooth version: V5.0, Class I
  • Operating range: Tx mode: up to ~200 feet (~60 meters)
  • Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP
  • Supported audio codecs: aptX™ Low Latency, aptX™, SBC
  • Dual stream: Two BeHear headsets can be connected simultaneously to one HearLink PLUS
  • Input/output audio: Stereo analog audio, optical fiber digital audio
  • Power supply: 5VDC, micro-USB
  • Current consumption: Up to 220mA
  • Operating temperature: 14 – 131°F (-10 – 55°C)
  • Net weight: 3.5 oz. (99 grams)

BeHear headsets and television sold separately.

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The BeHear headsets are available for purchase from our on-line store (along with the HearLink and HearLink PLUS assistive listening transmitters). For bulk purchase pricing, contact us here.

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