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5.0 out of 5 stars Headphones for the Deaf, 20 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: Sennheiser RS 180 Open Digital Wireless Over-Ear Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I bought these Headphones from Amazon a couple of weeks ago, together with an additional HDR180 headset. The primary reason for this was to provide my two deaf children (daughter, 4, mild hearing loss / son, 6, moderate hearing loss) with the means to watch TV with their elder brother and sister, allowing each of them to be able to select their own listening volume.

They are delighted. My younger son can turn up the headset to a volume suitable for him (after removing hearing aids) and is able to watch a movie without interuption (especially from his chatty older sister - the hearing aids are tuned to make the human voice prominent - so any voice will severely interupt his ability to hear music / tv - this has long been a source of frustration). Likewise my 4year old can select her own volume (slightly lower) and the older two can listen to the tv itself at a regular level.

The whole room is now quieter and all of them are happy.

As for the headphones themselves, the kids mastered the controls instantly and all I can say really is they just work. The volume compression feature was essential for their listening, bringing all the sounds into an easier to hear bandwidth. This is essentially the same thing that hearing aids do - boost the quiet sounds and attenuate the very loud.

Once the kids were bedded I took the chance to try them myself and they are excellent. The bass is low and rich and the overall sound is just lovely - what I would expect from Sennheiser. I easily got though Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, without noticing any discomfort and I especially enjoyed walking to the kitchen to make some tea while still listening to the movie! I only got dropout when I moved to the far end of the house, in the utility room, but the sound returned imediately on returning to the kitchen. Very impressed.

Other point to note is the open back allows you to hear the phone ringing while wearing the headphones, but does allow for some leakage to others in the room, if they are turned up. If you were sat beside someone wearing these and listening to the the same tv output you would notice an echo effect - there is an only just perceptable delay in the digital transmission of the headphones. but this is a very minor point.

I did consider the 170's and the 160's before this purchase. They both have closed back design and so were too isolating and neither featured sound compression. I like the idea of the portable set up of the 160's and may yet consider buying these for the kids for use in the car (actually Viano - since we are a family of 6). So far, I cannot recommend these enough - I just hope they have the durability to put up with daily use from my kids!

Sennhesier HDR 180 Additional Digital Wireless headphone (without transmitter)
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2015, 23:36:42 BST
WT Mitchell says:
it is most pleasing and quite uplifting to read how the headphones have solved so many problems for both children and their inventive parents
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