No need to struggle hearing your TV anymore. These fresh devices may be just what you need:
These slim speakers allow everyone in the room to hear audio with vocal enhancements. Two to consider: AccuVoice TV Speaker from ZVOX ($250; zvoxaudio.com) and Polk Audio's MagniFi ($500; polkaudio.com).
Many companies offer these with separate controls, so while your family listens to the TV's audio as usual, you can adjust your volume. Sennheiser's RS 195 ($450; en-us.sennheiser.com) uses a radio transmitter that connects to your TV and includes a Speech Mode, which reduces the program's background noise and boosts vocal clarity. Another highly rated option: the Sony MDR-RF985RK ($110; sony.com/electronics/headband-headphones/mdr-rf 985rk). It lacks the vocal feature, but its noise-reduction system blocks out much of the room noise. These headphones include an RF transmitter that gets connected to your TV, home theater system or cable box.
High-tech hearing aids
If you wear a hearing aid, you could get a model that streams TV audio directly into your ears. Contact a hearing aid specialist.