Induction Loop System
A loop system can assist a person with a hearing loss or hearing impairment who may use a hearing aid or cochlear implant or Loop listeners (Bellman & Symfon Audio Maxi) ® to hear sounds more clearly by reducing or eliminating background noise.
How a Loop System Works
The system begins with the sound source – a microphone placed in front of the person speaking or from a direct connection from another sound source, such as a sound system.
This sound sends a signal to a loop amplifier, that feeds an induction loop cable. The induction loop cable circles the listening area, producing an electric current which generates a magnetic field.
The resulting electric current in the loop produces a magnetic field, which corresponds to the sound.
You can then pick up this magnetic field if you are sitting within the area of the loop and your hearing aid/cochlear implant or a loop listener (Bellman & Symfon Audio Maxi)® is switched to ‘T’.
You will need to adjust your own hearing instrument for volume. NB: You hearing instrument must be programmed to use “T‐coil” (refer to your Audiologist)
How can you use a loop system?
If you have a hearing instrument with a ‘T’ setting all you have to do is switch to ‘T’.
If you do not have a suitable hearing instrument you can still use a loop, but you will also need a loop listener.
Some loop listeners are worn with headphones or earphones. More than one person can benefit from a loop installed in a room as long as they each have a hearing instrument set to ‘T’, or a loop listener. You are not wired to any other equipment and you are therefore free to listen from anywhere within the loop and to move around.
If you would like us to assess your venue for a loop system, please contact us for a consultation, site visit and quote.