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What is an Induction or Hearing Loop?

Tri-State Loops / What is an Induction or Hearing Loop?

Hearing Loop Illustration Tri-State LoopsAn Induction Loop or Hearing Loop is an assistive listening system that can provide clear, customized sound to people wearing tele-coil equipped hearing aids. 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. The loops can be installed in homes and in most public buildings.

To use a hearing loop, you select the ”T” or “MT” program on the hearing aid or cochlear implant to activate the telecoil. When a person wearing tele-coil equipped hearing aids puts their aids in a tele-coil position, the hearing aids can receive the magnetic signal from the loop and the signal is converted to high quality sound directly into their hearing devices. Whatever message is being broadcast through the loop is heard as clear, concise, customized sound that is free of echo and nearly all background noise, whether it is a Pastor at Church, the TV, Music or a play at the theater, it is clear, customized sound. When a loop system is installed, the listening experience for the hearing impaired person is extraordinary and the hearing aid performance is nearly doubled.

No additional receiver or equipment is needed. Using a tele-coil and hearing loop together is discrete, direct, cost-effective, unobtrusive, and there is no need to seek additional equipment that needs to be charged, checked in and out, sanitized between users, and set to the correct frequency. Hearing loops are also called audio-induction loops, audio loops, or loops. A headset plugged into a loop receiver can achieve the same effect for those individuals without hearing aids or whose aids do not have a tele-coil.

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