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.
Hearing loop systems (also known as loop systems and induction loop systems) help people who are deaf or have hearing loss to pick up sounds more clearly, by reducing background noise. They work when a person’s hearing aid is switched to the loop or ‘T’ setting. This allows them to focus on sounds – such as a person speaking – from the hearing induction loop microphone, rather than the internal hearing aid microphone, which normally amplifies all noise in the area. A loop system helps hearing aid users to communicate more easily, even in noisy environments where they often struggle.
Induction loop systems in public buildings should be installed to the British Standard Code of Practice for Audio Frequency Induction Loop Systems BS 7594. This means that your loop system is designed and installed to professional standards, works properly, and meets regulations. The hearing loop itself should also conform to BS EN 60118-4:2006 (Electroacoustics. Hearing aids. Induction Loop systems for hearing aid purposes. Magnetic field strength)
You can find out more about induction loop systems in our Hearing support systems brochure. It is a good source of reference but we recommend also calling us to discuss your specific requirements.
To find out more about the various types of loop systems available, discuss what is most suitable for your needs and get an idea of hearing loop systems prices, please contact us:
Telephone: 03332 405 658
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