A New Sign for an Old T Coil Law for NYS Audiologists & Hearing Instrument Dispensers
There is a NEW sign for an OLD NYS Law for hearing healthcare professionals! The following was added to the new sign that is to be posted in offices where hearing instruments are dispensed: State law requires hearing care professionals to inform consumers of the benefits of telecoil technology, looped environments and assistive listening devices. Before making a purchasing decision, consumers should be given the option of obtaining a hearing instrument(s) that contain a telecoil (or T-coil). Furthermore, your dispensing professional is required to explain how hearing assistive technology can help maximize your ability to understand speech coming from the television, in group settings or at a distance from the source, such as theaters, museums, banks, and other venues where audio signals and speech are present. You can read all about it here. This is good news for consumers who live with hearing loss.