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Can these be hooked up so you can hear the tv external speakers as well?

Hello I have a question that may seem simple to audio experts but i am stumped. I recently bought my grandfather the MDR-RF970RK from best buy. The outcome I wanted was to be able to watch tv with its external speakers and allow my hearing impaired grandfather to listen via the headphones. I can not find a way to hook these up without turning off the speakers. If anyone out there can help me I'd greatly appreciate it.

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I have the headset running through an amplifier so my wife can listen at her volume level and I can adjust the headset volume for myself. The volume dial on the amp is set to zero; but the audio output jacks still provide plenty of volume to the headset. You can get a reasonable amplified for $100 or less

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