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Hearing loop technology has been around since 1938! Hearing Loops are popular in the United Kingdom and the Scandinavian countries and The Netherlands. They are spreading to North America and around the world.
WHAT ARE HEARING LOOPS AND WHY ARE THEY BECOMING THE PREFERRED ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE ?
People with hearing loss with state of the art hearing aids frequently will say “I can’t hear the TV” and/or “I can’t hear at public places like my church. “Hearing Loop systems address these two important issues and many more. Unlike more common hearing accessibility systems that force users with hearing loss to wear loaned out headsets, earbuds, boxes or other unhygienic devices, a loop system works with and completes the hearing aid. The signal is picked up by a small coil of wire inside the hearing aid called a T-Coil. The sound is mixed and adjusted by the hearing aid to compensate for the users hearing loss, giving as close to true sound reproduction as possible with an assistive device. To the listener, it sounds like the speaker is sitting on their shoulder talking directly in their ears!
Hearing Wellness Organization: What’s a T-Coil – You Tube