Trouble hearing? Jane Kukula and Ashley Spisak guide you in finding solutions to your hearing challenges so you can Enjoy Every Moment!
Thursday, September 29, 2016
What does “looped” mean?
is a great question. Some public establishments
such as theaters, movie theaters, concert halls, museums etc. will advertise a looped
system as an assistive listening technology
to their patrons. This is often
particularly helpful to those patrons that wear hearing instruments. The goal of a looped system is to bring the
sound source directly to your ears either via headphone or directly to your
hearing device/hearing instruments. This
helps facilitate the listening experience so that patrons can focus on the
actual event/performance rather than trying to understand and listen. How does a loop system work? The name itself has meaning, a looped system
is just that, it means that there is an induction cable that surrounds the area
of interest, room, building, hall, etc.
This induction loop generates a magnetic field that can be picked up a
hearing instrument with a telecoil or a special handheld loop receiver within
that looped area. The patron, simply
switches their hearing instrument into the telecoil program and the induction
loop and magnetic field connects and transmits directly to the hearing
instrument. In order to utilize a looped
system with your hearing instrument it must have a telecoil or T-coil. If you are interested in utilizing a public
looped system, contact your audiologist, so that they can walk you through the
steps using your hearing instruments and program your hearing instruments
accordingly. To make an appointment, contact us at 440-205-8848.