Hearing Loops

To find a hearing loop installer in your area, visit:

Loop America - It's Time 2 Loop America

Hearing Loop.org Vendor List

HLAA Loop Directory

For more information about hearing loops:
Visit Dr. David Myer's comprehensive website:  www.hearingloop.org
and the Hearing Loss of America's website: www.hearingloss.org/content/loop-technology

Watch the "Get in the Hearing Loop" presentation from the American Academy of Audiology
Read articles about hearing loops.

Great Demonstrations!  Hear what a difference a loop makes:
Hearing Loops:  A Demonstration - by Richard Einhorn (in a subway station)

Hearing Loop Demonstration - by Juliette Sterkens, AuD (in a church)

What is a Hearing Loop?

(Also called “Inductive Loops”, “Induction Loops”, "Audio Loops", and "AFILs - Audio-Frequency Induction Loops.")

A hearing loop consists of a special loop amplifier and wire that connect to an audio source and transmit sound to the t-coil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant. (A hearing loop receiver may be used by those without t-coil equipped hearing aids.)  The wire is "looped" around the listening area.  Small hearing loops may be used in the home, office or meeting rooms.  Larger loop systems may be used in places of worship, auditoriums and theaters.  Individual inductive neckloops can be worn around the neck to connect to personal amplifiers, MP3 players, telephones, computers, and other audio sources. 

Home Loop Systems

Hearing loops can be used for TV viewing.  A loop amplifier is connected to the back of the TV.  A wire is installed around the perimeter of the listening area.  Anyone within the listening area can simply turn his/her hearing aids to the “t-coil” program.  The TV sound will be transmitted directly into the hearing aids!  Background noise is reduced and the volume control on the hearing aid can be used to adjust the volume (or it can be adjusted on the loop amplifier).  Comprehension is improved as the sound is processed by the hearing aids according to each individual's hearing loss.  Many people can use the hearing loop at the same time and headphones are not needed!  Other viewers can watch the TV at their preferred volume or the TV can even be set to "mute." A hearing loop receiver may be used by those without t-coil equipped hearing aids.  Children can use these loop receivers so others can enjoy visiting in a quiet room.  Also, great for the husband watching football while the wife reads peacefully in the same room!

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Commercial Hearing Loops (Hear Gear does not sell or install commercial hearing loops.)

To find a hearing loop installer in your area, visit:

www.time2loopamerica.com/Installers.aspx

www.hearingloop.org//vendors.htm

http://www.hearingloss.org/sites/default/files/docs/Hearing_Loop_Directory.pdf

 

Inductive Neckloops and Silhouettes
An inductive neckloop works like a personal hearing loop around your neck.  It transmits sound wirelessly into your hearing aids.  You can hook your neckloop to an sound source such as a personal amplifier, an MP3 player, a computer, or a telephone. You must have a t-coil in your hearing aids to use a neckloop.  Silhouettes, also called "ear hooks" can be used with behind-the-ear hearing aids.  The hooks fit behind your ears and sit next to your hearing aids.  Silhouettes function like a neckloop, sending sound wirelessly into your hearing aids.

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