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Hearing loops help hearing aid and cochlear implant users hear speech clearly without background noise. Hearing loops provide…
Easy to use and discreet universal communication access for people with hearing loss in places where hearing aids alone are unable to deliver.
Direct hearing aid compatible access to sound, be it from a stage, lectern, library service desk or pulpit.
Hearing loops comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Wisconsin state laws for communication access and are user preferred.
What is a Hearing Loop?
A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits clear sound without background noise via magnetic waves to the telecoil in the hearing aid or cochlear implant. Hearing loops are also called audio-induction loops, audio loops, or just loops. Using a telecoil and hearing loop together is easy, seamless, cost-effective, unobtrusive, and doesn’t require users to seek additional equipment. If your hearing aid doesn't have a telecoil, ask your provider if a telecoil equipped accessory is an option. To use a hearing loop, you need an activated telecoil in your hearing aid or cochlear implant. Ask your audiologist to program the telecoil. Take this card to your audiologist to help him or her program your telecoils properly. (Colleen – insert: https://www.hearingloss.org/wp-content/uploads/GITHL_AskYourAudiologist_postcard.pdf?pdf=AskAud) No telecoil? Most venues lend out headset receivers for those without hearing aids.
For more information about hearing loops, including user and venue benefits, how loops work, and other hearing loop advocacy materials explore the national Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Get In the Hearing Loop Toolkit.