Does your organisation or venue have a hearing loop system installed and maintained for the 11 million people with a hearing loss in the UK? Find out more about hearing loop systems below.
Induction loop systems help people who are deaf or have a hearing loss to pick up sounds more clearly, by reducing background noise. They work in a particular area when a person’s hearing aid is switched to the ‘T’ setting (or loop programme). This allows them to focus on sounds – such as a person speaking – from the loop system microphone, rather than the internal hearing aid microphone, which normally amplifies all noise in the area. The system helps hearing aid users to communicate efficiently and confidentially, even in noisy environments where they often struggle.
Loop systems in public buildings should be installed to the British Standard Code of Practice for Audio Frequency Induction Loop Systems BS 7594. If your installer confirms that the work is to this standard, it should mean that your induction loop system is designed and installed to professional standards, works properly, and meets regulations. The loop itself should also conform to BS EN 60118-4:2006 (Electroacoustics. Hearing aids. Induction Loop systems for hearing aid purposes. Magnetic field strength)
Please note that a variety of technologies can utilise loop technology, as this is the most common delivery method into the hearing aid. Alternative systems can fall under 'assistive technology' and the decision regarding the best possible solution for you can be confusing. We recommend using our guides as reference but, ultimately, we would welcome a call to discuss your requirements.
You can find out more about our induction loop systems in this brochure: Hearing support systems
To find out more about the various types of loop systems available, and to discuss what is most suitable for your needs, contact us by:
Telephone: 03332 405 658
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