The best headphones for seniors meet certain criteria such as comfort, durability and convenience. There are several headphone types that range from in-ear to over-ear and wired to wireless. For seniors in an assisted living environment, it's sometimes necessary to isolate what you're listening to., and that's where headphones are a good option. Read on to learn about some of the best in the market.
The JVC Wired Gumy Plus In Ear option gives seniors the freedom to move around their space freely while listening to music or podcasts. Because it's wired, there's no need to worry about charging it. It's packed with useful features such as a remote and a microphone. The 3.3-foot cord connects effortlessly to anything that has a headphone jack, including your smartphone, tablet or laptop. The soft silicone ear pieces come in small, medium and large sizes.
Sony has been in the sound business for several decades, and its expertise is noticeable in the Sony WH-CH520. Made from hard plastic, the headphones offer an adjustable headband for a snug fit, and the ear pieces swivel to simplify storage. Sony states the headphones offer around 50 hours of battery life. As a wireless option, there's no worry it will get snagged on anything. There are built-in media controls on the ear cup and a microphone for taking calls. The wireless range is around 33 feet.
Wireless in-ear headphones are all the rage. The JVC Marshmallow True Wireless In-Ear headphones have three different ear piece sizes to fit most ears and touch sensors that let you turn them on or off simply by brushing over them. They feature dual microphones and a charging case, and the battery life is up to 30 hours. You can also control the headphones remotely.
For those who are already Apple users, it might be worth buying the Apple AirPods 3rd Generation, as they only need a tap to connect to other devices in the Apple family. They're wireless and provide 6 hours of listening time or 4 hours of talk time per charge, and 5 minutes in the case recharges them enough for 1 hour of listening time. The AirPods offer dynamic head tracking for optimal sound, which comes in handy when you're watching your favorite TV show. Extra mesh on the microphone ensures you can make calls without too much interference from things like wind.
Nothing protects your ears better than the Tonies Wired On-Ear Headphones. While designed for use with the Toniebox, this versatile headphone set is a safe choice for everyday use, thanks to its volume limiter. The headphones also come with a BuddyJack splitter, allowing up to four headphone sets to listen in on whatever's playing. It's simple to use and folds up for easy storage.
The EAORUL Active Noise Canceling Headphones provide much-needed noise reduction between whatever you're listening to and your environment. These noise-canceling headphones offer up to 100 hours of battery life and fast charging. They're wireless, and the noise cancelation can be turned off. They fold up for easy storage, and the headphones are adjustable to fit most sizes.
Apple does it again by providing clear bass lines and a high-quality mid-range sound for everyday listening with the Apple AirPods Max. Like all other Apple products, its first ever over-the-ear headphones provide incomparable sound quality. They're loaded with features such as cinematic spatial audio, noise canceling and crystal-clear audio. For those who are already part of the Apple family, this might be a good investment, as they easily connect to other Apple devices. For those in assisted living who want to play music on something like an electric piano, these headphones will provide the required clarity without disturbing the other residents.
As we age, our hearing decreases, which can affect our enjoyment of our favorite TV shows and movies. The Sennheiser RS175RF Wireless Headphone System includes bass boost and surround sound to let users immerse themselves in whatever they're listening to. Groundbreaking wireless technology ensures the audio remains clear. The system is straightforward to set up, and the primary controls are on the headphones.
The TV Ears Digital 11741 Headphones were designed with seniors in mind. The in-ear system is pacemaker-friendly and supports both digital and analog TVs. The voice clarifying circuitry was designed by audiologists and doctors to eliminate background sounds. There's no lag in transmission to ensure video and audio match up.
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