Hearing Loops help hearing aid users hear speech clearly and without background noise
Imagine if hearing aids could serve as wireless loudspeakers, delivering clear, customized sound directly inside the wearer’s ears. These in-ear loudspeakers could be used in auditoriums, home TV rooms, places of worship, and other settings where crowds gather to listen. And they could open up a whole new world to people with hearing loss.
That new world is not the stuff of science fiction. It’s possible right here, right now, through the technology of hearing loops—which we proudly offer at Fearing's.
What is a Hearing Loop and How Does It Work?
A hearing loop, also known as an Audio Induction or Audio Loop, provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting.
“My daughter is lying on my lap right now. We are watching ‘Cupcake Wars.’ In our ‘pre-loop’ days, she sat apart from us all, about two feet in front of the TV, so that she could hear better. It’s so much better with her on my lap! Thank you for helping to make our world better!"
—From a letter to leading doctor of audiology Juliette Sterkins (Source: HearingLoop.org)
What Is An Induction Loop And How Does It Work?
The loop system consists of a microphone to pick up the spoken word; an amplifier which processes the signal which is then sent through the final piece; the induction loop, a wire placed around the perimeter of a room or sanctuary to act as an antenna that radiates the magnetic signal to the hearing aid.
When a hearing aid user selects the ‘T’ setting in the hearing aid or cochlear implant; he or she can pick up the sounds spoken into the PA system’s microphone directly into their hearing aid. Instead of hearing the sound transferred to the hearing via small changes in the sound pressure in the air, the sound reaches the user's telecoil via ripples in the magnetic field as long as the hearing device user is sitting in the looped area. The user hears the sound as if he or she is mere inches away from the microphone or the sound source. This results in greatly improved speech understanding because the listener receives a clear signal without any background noise
Ready to Learn More? If you’re interested in equipping your facility with a hearing loop system, look to Fearing's. We can make it happen. With hearing loops, we can help make your place much more comfortable and accessible to people with hearing loss.
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