TV·Ears Original™

Voice Clarifying Wireless TV Headset System
Doctor recommended TV Ears Original™ has helped millions of people with hearing loss understand television dialog without disturbing others in the home. Watch TV as loud as you want while others mute or set the television volume to their comfort. It's the perfect hearing aid for television!
SKU: 11641



The TV·Ears Original has helped millions of people hear television dialog clearly while eliminating complaints about loud volume or the need to buy expensive hearing aids. Put on your TV·Ears and turn them up as loud as you want while others listen to the television at a comfortable volume. You can even put the TV on mute and listen through the headset only. Others in the room won’t hear a thing but we guarantee you will. Imagine watching television with your family again without fighting over the TV volume or listening in private while a loved one sleeps or reads. As thousands of our customers have said, "TV·Ears has changed our lives".

Works with TVs equipped with 3.5 or RCA audio out ports

If you have a digital TV, will be buying one in the future, or you are uncertain which audio out ports your TV offers you may want to upgrade to the TV Ears Digital that offers connectivity for both Digital and Analog TVs.

Voice Clarifying Circuitry®

Our Voice Clarifying Circuitry is powered by an advanced microchip that instantaneously amplifies and clarifies television dialog while dampening background sounds so that voices are heard clearly. The words seem to jump out of the audio track, making even whispers and accents understandable. This technology also automatically lowers audio “bursts” during commercials to prevent jarring spikes in volume.

Speed of Light Infrared Technology(SoLIT)

TV·Ears transmitters use Speed of Light Infrared Technology to send the television's audio to the headset and unlike slower Bluetooth or (RF) Radio Frequency, SoLIT doesn’t need to be paired or adjusted, is completely safe with pacemakers and will not interfere with your telephone.

Twice the Power-120 decibels

TV·Ears are classified as "Assistive Listening Devices” for hearing-impaired individuals. This special designation permits TV·Ears to have twice the maximum volume compared to all other wireless headsets.

Doctor Recommended TV·Ears

“My wife and I have used TV·Ears almost daily for many years and find them an invaluable help in our enjoyment of television. We would not be without them. As a retired Otologist, I heartily recommend them to people with or without hearing loss.” –Robert Forbes, M.D., California

5 Year Limited Warranty

This Free 5 year limited warranty covers product failures due to manufacturer’s defects for a period of 5 years after the original purchase. The warranty is only valid if the product is purchased from TV Ears directly or one of TV Ears Authorized Sellers. If the product fails within the first 180 days of the original purchase it will be replaced at no charge with the same or newer model of equal value. If the product fails within the 5 year period it will be replaced for 50% off MSRP with the same or newer model of equal value. The following items are NOT covered under this warranty: ear tips, batteries, bow arms, and shipping charges.

Some of our older products are subject to different warranty coverages. Please see the documentation included in your product.

  • Voice Clarifying Circuitry®
  • Television and headset volume function separately
  • Twice the Power- 120 db
  • Background noise reducing foam ear tips
  • Ultra lightweight wireless headset
  • Doctor Recommended
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

Call us toll free at 888-883-3277, Monday through Friday, from 6am to 6pm PST, for more information on any product or feature that you may be interested in.

How It Works

The TV·Ears Original transmitter is placed on a flat surface facing the seating area. It simply connects to your TV, cable box, or satellite box equipped with analog audio out ports. The transmitter then sends audio wirelessly to the headset worn by the user. Volume and tone adjustments are available on the headset for creating perfect dialog clarity.

TV·Ears works separately from the TV volume so the TV can be turned down or muted, and is compatible with any television.

Watch the TV·Ears Headset adjustment video to learn how to adjust the headset.

Technical Data

Transmission TypeInfrared, Mono
Audio Frequency Response20 - 20,000 Hz
Transmission Frequency2.3 MHz
Max SPL120 dB
Headset Dimensions (H x W x D)8" x 5.4375" x 0.6875"
Transmitter Dimensions 1.4" x 4.12" x 3.625"

    Package Contents
  • 1 TV Headset with pre-installed rechargeable battery (Version 5.0)
  • 1 Transmitter with two charging cradles
  • 1 Audio Cord 3.5 to 3.5
  • 1 Audio Cord 3.5 to RCA
  • 1 Power Cord
  • 1 Owner’s Manual
  • Additional Headsets can be purchased separately

Ratings & Reviews

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Give them a Try!


Works as stated! My mother is 87 and has a 60% hearing loss. She has the latest in hearing aids, but when it comes to watching tv in bed, she had given up on this till TV Ears! Easy setup. Note: make sure you connect to the audio "out" either on the tv or cable box. Sound on the tv is now on mute rather than

Great Gift for Husband


Purchased as a Father's Day gift for my husband. He has really enjoyed them, they were easy to install and work well. He has had a problem hearing for a while and always keeps the television too loud. The best part for him is the tone adjustment because some female voices are too high of a pitch for him to understand, especially on local news channels. This allows him to lower the tone and understand the person speaking better.

This is a great help watching TV


This is a great help watching TV, now when the dialog goes to a whisper I don't have to turn up the volume.

No more fighting for the volume controls!


The TV ears were easy to set up and worked after getting an overnight charge on the battery. Easy to follow instructions and the clarity of sound is excellent in all sound ranges, volume and tone adjustments worked as advertised. My wife is hard of hearing and wears a hearing aid most of the time. She had trouble hearing low voices on tv before the TV Ears and now can hear full range of sound even without her hearing aids on. Most importantly, we are no longer bickering of the volume controls and has made my life easier as a result! I will probably order a headset for myself to watch late night tv without disturbing her. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Arrived on time and in easy to open packaging.

It works as advertised.


This is a very effective product for improving voice quality and volume without burdening others with a louder sound volume. Indistinct voices become fully understandable. The TV Ears provides both individual volume and tone control and optimizes the audio for voice clarity.
The stethoscope style earphones are not stylish and require a little time to get used to. The audio signal is transmitted by infrared (invisible) light pulses, so the Ears must be in direct line-of-sight with the transmitter located at the television. As the alignment strays from direct alignment, static is introduced into the audio. This is not a problem when sitting and watching TV, but requires you to lower the volume, or remove the Ears to make a kitchen run.
The earphone unit charges on the base (transmitter) unit when not in use so that the Ears are always charged and ready for use. I don't watch television long enough to test the battery endurance, but it will easily handle a three hour period (the longest I can sit in front of a TV).
Having noted the slight disadvantages, this is a very effective product for improving television listening for those with deteriorating hearing.

Mom LOVES them


I bought this for my 94-year old mother. She still lives independently in a senior apartment complex. She was always afraid her TV was too loud and may be bothering her neighbors. She LOVES them.



I have two, one in the bedroom and one in the living room. I have had them for about 5 years . I would recommend them highly. I now enjoy watching TV without having to ask my wife as to what was said!!

Apartment Living


Truly a wonderful device. I bought my original TV Ears in 2007 due to hearing loss and they are wonderful since I live in an apartment.
Thank You

As advertised


Original version arrived promptly. Excellent packaging. Easy set-up. Remarkable improvement in clarity and volume.

It works


I was told that a hearing aid would not help my hearing loss. I have always been disappointed with products that are advertised on TV or are in catalogs so when I ordered, I was prepared to return them especially when the instructions said that I might have to contact the mfg. of my TV for some adjustment. My TV is very old.
They worked perfectly right away and couldn't be better. I am more than pleased and have recommended them to everyone.

Saved from leaving the room every time Mom watched TV.


My mom lives with me. Even with hearing aids she had to have the tv loud. She just received hers from my sister for her birthday....thank you from me! She just said she wished her hearing aids were this clear....".




Mom can hear the TV without blasting us out.


I tried them out and loved them. My mother is going on 95 and hard of hearing so I let her use them. She can finally hear the tv. She said she could hear with the volume up before but could not hear clearly. With tv ears she can listen and hear clearly. Thanks...the Lyle Family B C, Tx

Best Gift I Ever Gave My Husband


The best gift I ever gave my husband. He was never Interested in watching TV because he couldn’t hear it. So, if I wasn’t home, he would turn the volume way up. Sometimes he did that when I was home. Drove me crazy.

Now we can both enjoy watching TV. He absolutely loves them. His face lit up when he first tried them.

Saving my sanity


I bought these for my husband who is hard of hearing and doesn’t like to wear his hearing aids. Of course the tv was always blasting. Now he can watch tv while I put the tv on mute and I can enjoy my book or unsure and watch at a lower volume. I can tell my husband really is enjoying tv now. He actually responds to comedy shows with a good laugh. I don’t think he was getting anything from shows before tears and they’re comfortable too.

A truly great product.


I first bought a set of the ears at Costco about 5 years ago. Loved them so I bought a set direct from your company for my husband because he blasts the TV so loud because of hearing loss. He loves them and can now watch all his loud sports and etc. without my complaining about the sound hurting my ears. I can also enjoy shows sitting in the room with him. We are 90 years old. I use mine constantly in bed because I have terrible sleeping habits.. I love the old Turner Classic movies. This keeps me from disturbing others. I then purchased a set for my son. He has no hearing problems but likes to watch TV in bed also. You can hear everything so clear when you are further from the TV in bed without turning the volume up. He also just loves them. He does not live in the house with us. These are truly a great product that contributes greatly to our enjoyment of television everyday. I give them 5 stars.