Hearing Loops

What are Hearing Loops?

A hearing loop, or induction loop, provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting. A wire placed around the perimeter of a room acts as an antenna which sends the magnetic signal to the hearing aid.

When a hearing aid user selects the ‘T’ setting; he or she can pick up the sounds spoken into the PA system’s microphone instead of the hearing aid’s internal microphone. This results in improved speech understanding because the listener receives a clear signal without any background noise.

What types of venues can be looped?

Hearing Loops can be added to many different types of venues including: theaters, courtrooms, auditoriums, schools, concert halls, libraries, senior centers, houses of worship, banks and pharmacies, drive through stations, ticket windows, airports, train stations, home TV rooms, and more!

Looped Venues in Connecticut

Mystic Congregational Church
New Canaan Library
Hagaman Memorial Library

Additional Hearing Loop Links

Hearing Loss Association of America’s Hearing Loop Campaign
Understanding Hearing Loops
Hearing Loss Help – Loop Info
Acoustic Loop Innovations
Fox Valley Hearing Loop
North East Hearing Loop Systems
Hearing Loop Systems
Hearing Loop Systems of CT