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AudioBooks - can you recommend a reader?

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LOPILUGS
LOPILUGS Community member Posts: 13 Listener
edited January 2023 in Coffee lounge
Hi hoping for advice here. I love reading-eyesight failing-turning to audio books-Problem !!.
Unfortunately I am also  audio dead in  left ear, and need  hearing aid in right to function. Can anyone recommend a reader for its clarity ?. I will be joining the RNIB soon and their books are all on a stick, so hopefully if from no other source the RNIB will advise me on that one. However I have been and seen  how many hundreds of books on CD's there are in the local library, and if I could use both  resources  it would be  soooo uplifting for me. So a reader that has really great clarity and plays CD's if you can recommend,. Thank you for reading this. Appreciated

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  • Mimikyu
    Mimikyu Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    I've no personal recommendations but have you tried using something like Audible as they do lots of free samples so you can try different readers and find one that works well for you then look for a CD with that reader? They usually offer free trials as well as samples too. 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Championing
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    Good luck with your search @LOPILUGS
  • LOPILUGS
    LOPILUGS Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Thankyou Mimikyu. I have never heard of Audible.  Is this an on line offering?   Can you give me more knowledge please, sound kust what I may be looking for.
  • LOPILUGS
    LOPILUGS Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Had success in my search for an audio reader. It takes sticks from RNIB, is about the same size as a crredit card, and importantly is ecxtra simple to use. The ear phones are extra light and although deaf in one ear and impaired in the other , I can use this reader with ease and comfort.   British made KingsAccess  SOLO Personal Audio Player. Love it. My new best friend.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 11,216 Championing
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    Why don't you try podcasts I love them 
  • LOPILUGS
    LOPILUGS Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Possibly because I find the Solo such an easy and convenient device. Each to his own, I have tried podcasts vbut can hear the Solo with more ease. Thanks for the suggestion though.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    Sounds positive that you have found something you can hear with more ease @LOPILUGS. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I am sure your experiences will be invaluable  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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