What is a Hearing Loop System?
Hearing Loops Systems are a type of hearing assistance technology (HAT). Hearing Loops transmit audio signals such as speech or music via electromagnetic waves. T Coils in our hearing instruments and cochlear implant receive the audio signals wirelessly and we hear clearly and effortlessly. Hearing Loop Systems are made up of:
• A sound source, such as public address system or television
• A hearing loop amplifier
• Copper wire that is places at the periphery or throughout a seating area
Public facilities utilizing Hearing Loop Systems include performing arts centers, museums, theaters, houses of worship, classrooms and airports. Hearing Loop Systems improve audibility by reducing background noise levels by bringing the sound you want to hear directly and wirelessly to your hearing instrument and cochlear implant. For a listing of facilities where you can find hearing loops, click HERE.