I am a hearing aid user, and have found the TV streamer to be a Godsend!! Prior to buying the streamer, I used closed captioning 100% of the time when watching TV, due to a lack of clarity. The streamer removes any background noise, and makes listening so much clearer and easier. I am able to adjust my volume independently from the TV, so everyone listens at their own comfort level. I no longer use CC. In selected situations, I also use the "listen live" microphone feature on my iPhone in conjunction with my hearing aids. It can be helpful in noisy environments, but I find that people tend to be curious when I hold/point the iPhone in their direction. I typically have to explain that I am not recording them, but am simply using the microphone feature for my hearing aids. Best wishes!!!