One of the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) who tested V (he has seen many lately because either they see the need for therapy but don't have any availability or they are available but test show no deficits...) suggested using an amplifier. She never told me the name brand but just stated it was worn behind the hear and one of her relative of using one. As a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), she was intrigued by it and tried it for herself. She thought it was pretty good and said that V could benefit from it. She explained it was quite inexpensive and her relative bought on ebay for $10/unit. Of course, my first thought was: to cheap to be good. I contacted our good friend Buddy and she sent me a VERY detailed recommendation. But it did not cover those amplifiers... I decided that $10 was worth the try. It's either junk and I lost $10 or .... we shall see! lol So, today I received a little package: the amplifier. Just as described. V is wearing it right now, watching "Curious George". He said it helps " duper good!". He does not want to take it off. He likes to have it on the left ear and is very sure about that. The volume can be set from 1 to 5. He likes 1.5 and he is also very sure on that. Here are the specs: max output: 126 - 5db max sound gain: 44 - 5db total harmonic wave distortion <8% equivalent input noise level <30db Which of course is chinese to me! I tried it and personally cannot stand it. But I have to admit that the main sound (in this instance the TV) is a lot clearer. Or I should say: goes right into the ear wearing the amplifier. But I can also hear a very soft shhhh. Don't like this part. It's too soon to real draw any conclusion. All I know is V likes it so far. But I also wonder if it good do some harm in any way? If he ends up really liking it, do we stick with it? Or is it our queue to invest in some "real" equipment like the phonak wireless fm system (which of course require the ear piece AND a transmitter). Forgot to say: he's had thorough hearing tests and there is actually no hearing loss. But one audiologist did diagnosis him with Auditory Processing Disorders (APD). Just too young to do a complete Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) testing so we know there are deficits, but don't have a detailed report.