Accessories are available with some styles of hearing aids to help patients better manage their hearing loss. A remote control allows for easier manipulation of a hearing aid’s settings. There are also streamers that allow for hands-free cell phone use or better hearing with the television while maintaining a more comfortable volume for family members with normal hearing. For those with especially challenging hearing loss, a remote microphone worn by the person the hearing aid user wants to focus on can help overcome the challenges presented by distance or in the presence of excessive background noise.