What is a hearing loop?
An induction loop or hearing loop is a type of Hearing Assistive Technology
(HAT)/Assistive Listening Device (ALD) that works in conjunction with hearing instruments
(hearing aids) and cochlear implants (CI). Hearing loops pick up the
intended signal (music or speech) via a microphone or audio equipment and transmit the signal
wirelessly to hearing instruments and cochlear implants. Individuals
who use hearing instruments and cochlear implants switch their instruments to T coil mode to receive the signal. While in T coil mode, the listener hears the intended
signal that is transmitted directly to the hearing instrument or cochlear implant from the hearing loop. The hearing loop provides a clear signal to the listener that is not degraded by distance, background noise and reverberation.
Some of our New York Hearing Loops are located at:
Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York
In Centereach, New York at the Middle Country Public Library.
The installation was donated by the Foundation for Sight and Sound, with assistance from Astoria Federal Savings. Joining in the announcement were (from left): Dr. Karen MacLennan; Garry Radoulovitch and Chris Jolly, Astoria Federal Savings; Mitchel Shapiro, president/chief operating officer, Foundation for Sight and Sound; John Flanagan, New York state senator; Sandra Feinberg, MCPL director; Sal DiVincenzo, librarian; and Sophia Serlis-McPhillips, MCPL assistant director. We've also worked with the New Canaan Public Library in Connecticut to install a hearing loop in the Adrian Lamb Community Room. Click here to see their press release.
What types of
venues are looped?
- Concert halls
- Senior centers
- Ticket Windows
- Conference rooms
- Houses of worship
- Banks & pharmacies
- Drive Through Windows
- Temporary & Outdoor Hearing Loops for a variety of events are possible as well.
Hearing Loops in the news...
Hills Film Festival
HearingLoopNewYork.com provided a hearing loop to the Hills Film Festival that will took place at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut June 28 - July 1, 2012. For more information on the film festival and future film festivals please visit: www.hillsfilmfestival.org/
Listen to recordings of two people communicating at a ticket window in a New York City subway station. The first recording was taken in typical background noise at a subway ticket window. The second recording was taken while listening, in the same scenario, through a hearing loop that was installed at the ticket window.
Thank you to Richard Einhorn, of NYC, for taking the time to create this educational video.
Read a story about one of our hearing loop installations at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York.
We are a proud supporter of....
You can find hearing loops in New York in the following places:
- North Hempstead Town Board Room - Long Island
subway system information booths
- NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission has given taxi owners
the okay to install hearing loops in their cabs and soon they will be mandated - 2014
- JASA Senior Alliance Senior Center, 161 Corbin Place,
Brooklyn, NY 11235
- Penn South (NORC) Social Services Classroom 1, 290 Ninth
of the Bronx Zoo
NYC Botanical Garden tour train
Emanu-El, Fifth Avenue, NY
Public Library Muhlenberg branch, community room, 209 W. 23 Street
- Shelter Rock
Public Library Community Room - Long Island
- Harborfields Public Library meeting room in Huntington - Long Island
- Oceanside Library
meeting room in Oceanside - Long Island
- Ellis Island
- Chrysler Museum auditorium
- Yankee Stadium ticket
- Citifield Stadium ticket
- Christ and St. Stephens
Church, W. 69 Street, NY 10023
- New York Historical Society
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Apple Store – SoHo branch
- American Museum of Natural
- Middle Country Public Library Community Room - Long Island
- Great Neck Public Library Community Room - Long Island
- Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
- Levittown Public Library - Reference, Children's and Circulation Desks
MORE NOTEWORTHY NEWS on HEARING LOOPS:
New York Times article on Hearing Loops (October, 2011)
David Myers, PhD advocates for hearing loops
NPR's "All Things Considered" has produced a 3 minute segment on hearing loops that is tentatively scheduled for broadcast on November 21, 2011.
Congratulations to WHOLE FOODS for adding a hearing loop!
SARASOTA -- Whole
Foods Market in downtown Sarasota is the first Florida retailer to add a
loop system to serve people with hearing loss. A loop was
installed at a cash register to allow the cashier’s spoken words to be
sent directly into the hearing aids of customers at the time when many
shoppers raise questions. Sarasota and Manatee County has 110,000 people with hearing loss
accounting for 16 percent of the population.
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