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      Our top five hearing loops

      If you wear hearing aids but still struggle to follow close-range conversations and what’s happening on TV, a hearing loop could be the answer. It only amplifies the sounds you want to hear, while cutting out background noise. It’s ideal if your hearing aids have a loop or ‘T’ setting. We have hearing loops for the home and portable loops for when you’re out and about. Here’s a roundup of our top five hearing loops, with 10% off between 13 - 21 June 2019.

      By: Sally Bromham | 12 June 2019
      If you, or a loved one, sometimes struggle to hear, even with your hearing aids turned right up, a hearing loop could make life easier.

      What is a hearing loop?

      A hearing loop is a special type of sound system for hearing aid users. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that’s picked up by the hearing aids when on the loop or ‘T’ setting.

      Why use a hearing loop?

      • High-quality sound goes straight to your hearing aids
      • Minimises distracting background noise
      • No need to use a receiver or headset
      • It’s discreet
      • Cost effective as any number of people with hearing aids can use the system in the looped area

      Hearing loops for the home

      Would you like to hear the TV better but don’t want wear a neckloop? If you use hearing aids with a loop or ‘T’ setting, a hearing loop is the ideal solution. You’ll be able to listen to your TV or stereo directly through your hearing aids anywhere in the room, and other hearing aid users can tune in too. If anyone in the house struggles to watch TV but doesn’t use hearing aids, look out for a hearing loop with a headphone socket. Plus, some hearing loops have a separate microphone connection to amplify conversations at the flick of a switch, or alert you to the phone or doorbell when you’re watching TV.

      How to install a hearing loop at home

      Home loops are designed for use in your living room or lounge. They normally consist of an amplifier and a cable that goes round the perimeter of your room – tucked under the carpet or tacked to the skirting board – and plugs back into the amplifier. The amplifier then connects to your TV, or other sound source, so you can enjoy excellent sound quality without needing a headset or receiver.

      Portable hearing loops

      A portable hearing loop is great for amplifying speech and reducing background noise when you’re out and about. Although many public places (banks, post offices, ticket offices, shops, theatres etc) already have hearing loops installed, a portable hearing loop is useful when it’s not possible or practical to use a permanently installed hearing loop. A portable hearing loop is also a convenient and affordable way for organisations to be more accessible to staff and customers with hearing loss.

      Here are our top five hearing loops to help you, or a loved one, enjoy a better quality of life. Buy now and enjoy 10% off from 13 - 21 June 2019.

      Sarabec LA240 loop amplifier

      As well as letting you hear the TV or stereo through your hearing aids, this loop amplifier has a separate microphone connection to amplify conversations or alert you to the doorbell or phone while you’re watching TV. It comes with a remote control to switch between audio sources at the press of a button.

      • Works with hearing aids on the loop or ‘T’ setting
      • 40m loop cable and clips provided
      • Volume and tone control
      • Automatic gain control (AGC) prevents loud and sudden noise increases.

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      Echo Megaloop

      This hearing loop amplifier has great sound quality and flexibility. It lets you listen to your favourite TV programmes and chat to others in the room thanks to two microphone sockets: one for a microphone fixed to a TV or hi-fi speaker, and the other to make conversations easier to follow. One microphone is supplied and another is available as an accessory.

      • Works with hearing aids on the loop or ‘T’ setting
      • 38m loop cable and clips supplied
      • Volume and tone control
      • Headphone socket for non-hearing aid users.

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      Geemarc LoopHear 101 portable hearing loop

      The LoopHear 101 is an easy-to-use and portable hearing loop system that’s ideal for one-to-one conversations, at service counters, or in small meetings. It’s suitable for people who use hearing aids with a loop or ‘T’ setting and it comes with an amplified earpiece for people with hearing loss who don’t use hearing aids.

      • Works with hearing aids on the loop or ‘T’ setting
      • Amplified earpiece for non-hearing aid users
      • Coverage up to 1m
      • External microphone for noisy places or where a screen separates those talking.

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      Sarabec LA90 portable hearing loop

      A compact and portable loop system which can be used in reception areas, meeting rooms, interviews, checkouts, or anywhere a one-to-one conversation needs to be held in a noisy environment. A built-in microphone picks up the sound of what you want to hear and transmits it directly to your hearing aids.

      • Works with hearing aids on the loop or ‘T’ setting
      • Coverage up to 1m
      • Built-in internal microphone with additional external microphone
      • Automatically turns off if not used for five minutes.

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      For full details about our top five hearing loops, click on the ‘More Information’ button underneath each description above. Or, contact our Customer Services team for expert advice:
      Telephone 03330 144 525
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      Email solutions@hearingloss.org.uk
      Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.
      We’re the only UK charity with a full range of products for people living with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus, so we’re the ideal source of impartial advice. And every purchase means that you’re helping fund research to cure hearing loss within a generation.

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