What is a Hearing Loop?

Hear just how powerful a loop system can be.  Dr. Sterkens’s recording made in a church dramatically demonstrates how much clearer speech is in the loop than out of the loop.

Click to hear the demos:  Without the loop     In the 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 push a button, flip a switch or use a remote control to activate the telecoil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant.  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.

 

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Read the  “HEARING LOOPS MAKE CONSUMERS FLIP WHERE HEARING AIDS ALONE FLOPPED” and run the demo to hear the same recording using a
t-coil vs hearing aid alone:  Hearing Loops vs. Hearing aids alone.

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