Towers: Lortscher Hall
Description: Hearing Loop
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 be seen the entrance
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.
Non-hearing aid users or non-telecoil hearing aids users can use a loop receiver. Contact the Hearing Well Club on how to purchase a loop listener/receiver. Contact us.