Laguna Woods Community Center
2345 El Toro Road
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
System Type: Hearing Loop
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A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically. The electromagnetic signal is then picked up by the telecoil in the hearing aid or cochlear implant.
To use a hearing loop, you flip on the t-switch on the hearing aid or cochlear implant to activate the telecoil. Usually, no additional receiver or equipment is needed. Using a telecoil and hearing loop together is seamless, cost-effective, unobtrusive, and you don’t have to seek additional equipment. Hearing loops are also called audio-induction loops, audio loops, or loops. If your hearing aid doesn’t have a telecoil, you will need a headset plugged into a loop receiver to achieve the same effect.
Equipment needed: Telecoil (t-coil) equipped hearing aids or cochlear implant.
Signage: Proper signage can been seen in the main lobby reception desk and at each door entrance
If you do not have hearing aids and therefore you do not have a telecoil, ask the receptionist for a loop receiver. Receiver= headset and receiver box. Consider bringing your favorite headset or ear buds to use with the receiver. You could also contact the Hearing Well Club on how to purchase your own loop listener/receiver. Contact US
Many hearing aid wearers have a telecoil and are not aware that they do. Check with your audiologist/hearing aid dispenser to see if you have one. If you do, it will need to be programmed for use in the “manual” setting. Not an automatic setting. All cochlear implant processors have a telecoil.
Download and take this form to your hearing aid dispenser when you ask about Telecoil.