Never miss an important conversation again with the Williams Sound Pocketalker Pro Personal Amplifier . Lightweight and easy to carry, take it with you anywhere to amplify conversations anywhere, at home, work, school, the movies, restaurants or even in the car. Each location has its difficulties for those who are hard of hearing. This handy hearing device increases sound by 44dB. This allows you to hear questions directed at you and answer more clearly. This is especially important in a doctor’s office so you are answering questions accurately and getting the best treatment for your needs.
Your Pocketalker Pro eliminates distracting background noise so you can focus on the important part of the conversation rather than the white noise you don’t want. The microphone is omnidirectional, meaning that no matter which direction it faces, it will pick up sound from all directions, picking up voices and filtering out background noise before sending you the conversation through your headset or earpieces. As an added bonus, it is also compatible with hearing aids to send the amplification directly to you as a boost without additional hearing assists.
Created by Williams Sound, it was designed to be incredibly simple. All that is required is to plug in your preferred listening device, whether it is headphones or earpieces and turn on your pocketalker for high quality sound. It adjusts the tone internally and you are able to control the volume as needed to ensure you are getting custom treatment. Powered by two AA batteries, you get up to 100 hours of quality listening time.
Product Features and Benefits
Ideal for Listening Situations Anywhere
Minimizes Background Noise
Compatible with Hearing Aid
100 Hours of Battery Life
Internal Tone Control
Amplifies by 44dB
Easy to Use
Manufacturer: Williams Sound
Dimensions: 3.625 x 2.375 x 0.875
Weight: 3.8 oz
Power Source: Two AA Batteries
Battery Life: 100 Hours
Amplification: 44 dB
Warranty: 5 Years for Device, 90 Days for Accessories
Product Numbers: WS-PKTPRO1-0 (no earphone), WS-PKTPRO1-E08 (with wide range earphone), WS-PKTPRO1-E13 (with single mini ear bud), WS-PKTPRO1-E14 (with Dual Mini Earphones), WS-PKTPRO1-H21 (with deluxe headphones), WS-BATKT3 (rechargeable battery kit), WS-EAR008 (wide range Earpiece), WS-EAR013 (Replacement Single Mini Earbud)
Two stars much room for improvement! review by Jim on 12/28/2015
I gave it fewer stars but it wouldn't post so I gave it 5 to see if the site was on the up and up!
The Pocketalker Pro come with extremely fragile headphones that won't grip the head and with limited ability to adjust for smaller heads. I have a 97 year old tiny mother in law and they won't adjust properly to someone her size. So, as a solution, I bought some small sized headphones from Sony that were much better fitting. Unfortunately, the plug-in port doesn't work with standardized 3 or 4 section headphone plugs thus they permit only monaural sound to one ear. So you are basically stuck with the headphones that come with the product.
The product would be much better if there was an on and off button so you could set the volume just once. As it is, elderly people who can't see the volume setting clearly have to fumble around each time to find the right volume.
Seems like the product was designed by someone who doesn't have a full understanding of the elderly who are the most likely users of the product.
This is the most fantastic hearing device I have used for hearing review by Cleotha Alexis on 1/8/2013
This is the most fantastic hearing device I have used for hearing. If you have a complex about having a clip on mic or earbud that is visible it may not be for you. However, if you try it you will definitely forget about it being visible. It makes those high priced SCAM hearing aides sound like ear plugs. And, although you will not need to, you could buy 10 of these for the price of one "SCAM" AIDE. Tom Harvey, Tn
Works great review by Velma Birkel on 1/8/2013
Works great...does everything we need, as advertised.
I bought this for my elderly mother that is 92 years old review by Wilma Levine on 1/8/2013
I bought this for my elderly mother that is 92 years old. Her hearing has gotten so bad from inner ear damage that she hasn't heard a conversation in years. We recently had to put her in an extended care facility which made it even worse for people to communicate with her. We were all skeptical about this as we had tried other versions. I have to say when my husband set it up and we put the ear piece in her ear, it was probably the first time she had heard us without us screaming in her ear in a very long time. In fact the hospital was so impressed that they asked me where they could get some. This is a wonderful unit. The only thing I would be careful about is if you have it turned up too far and get it close it will squeal, we have only turned it up half way. But I would say this will really change things for my family.
The Pocket Talker Pro is the perfect solution for my dad review by Karen Lazaarus on 1/8/2013
The Pocket Talker Pro is the perfect solution for my dad. No longer able to keep up with an in-ear hearing aid or change its tiny batteries, my dad remains a participant in the conversations around him in his assisted living home. The PTP is a great alternative to regular hearing aids. It amplifies conversations and television audio very well.