Hearing Loop Systems

What is a Hearing Loop System?

A hearing loop, also known as an Induction or Audio Loop, provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting.

The loop system consists of a microphone to pick up the spoken word; an amplifier which processes the signal which is then sent through the final piece; the induction loop, a wire placed around the perimeter of a room or sanctuary to act as an antenna that radiates the magnetic signal to the hearing aid.

When a hearing aid user selects the ‘T’ setting in the hearing aid or cochlear implant; he or she can pick up the sounds spoken into the PA system’s microphone directly into their hearing aid. Instead of hearing the sound transferred to the hearing via small changes in the sound pressure in the air, the sound reaches the user's telecoil via ripples in the magnetic field as long as the hearing device user is sitting in the looped area. The user hears the sound as if he or she is merely inches away from the microphone or the sound source. This results in greatly improved speech understanding because the listener receives a clear signal without any background noise. Even users with severe hearing loss rave about hearing loops - read testimonials here and a recent study in the Hearing Review.

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For more information, contact Van Doorne Hearing Center today at (616) 820-0023 -or- (866) 563-4735

 

Can I use this technology at my home?

Yes! Home Induction Loop systems transmit the signal from a TV or home theater.  The signal is picked up by a small coil of wire inside the hearing aid, called a T-Coil.  The signal from the loop plays through the customized hearing aid programming.

To the listener, it sounds like the speaker is sitting on their shoulder, talking directly in their ear!

Hearing Loop Systems work in:

  • Living rooms
  • Retirement facility or dinning rooms
  • Bank teller and pharmacy windows
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Movie theaters
  • Concert halls
  • Auditoriums
  • Vehicles

Craig Van Doorne of Van Doorne Hearing Care has completed the Wireless Hearing Solutions training program and has demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of induction loop system design and installation.

Van Doorne Hearing Care in Holland will be making this technology available to the West Michigan area through Mr. Van Doorne’s expertise. In the home environment, the patients of Van Doorne Hearing Care will benefit from this technology through hearing loop systems designed for their TV's with the purchase of T-Coil equipped hearing aids.

If you have questions or would like a demonstration of a hearing loop system call Van Doorne Hearing Care at 616-796-8397