With the flip of the hearing aid’s telecoil switch, any sound distance between a speaker on a podium and the listener in that auditorium is eliminated, allowing the hearing aid user to hear the speaker clearly and without background noise.
Welcome to this hearing loop information website
For many, hearing aids, no matter how new the hearing aid or CI technology, how well they were fitted and no matter how well they work in quiet and intimate situations, do not provide effective assistance when listening from a distance, both in quiet and in noise. This is not the fault of the technology of the hearing aid – this is due to the physics of sound and often due to the very nature of hearing loss. That is where hearing loops via the telecoils in hearing aids can help.
Want to start a hearing loop initiative in your community? :
Click for a free on-line webinar here. Don't forget to turn on the captions!
Useful links to help you loop your community:
For a handout on how to procure a hearing loop for your facility Click here
For a Generic US Hearing Loop Specification Click here
For the national Assistive Listening Device Locator or to suggest a place that could benefit from a loop Click here.
For my blog on hearing aid technology and looping questions Click here.
Read what users say about hearing loops: Click here
For a white paper on hearing loop technology: Click here.
YouTube Video Hearing Loop demonstration: Click here
For a list of hearing loops by state: Click here
Listen to NPR Radio program "All Things Considered": Click here
Useful links that pertain to Loop Wisconsin:
For a list of places that offer loops in Wisconsin: Click here
For a list of loop vendors in Wisconsin: Click here
I can be reached via email: Dr. Juliette Sterkens