“Live music was perfectly clear, perfectly clean
and incredibly rich.
New York Times
“The technology transforms garbled PA sounds
into clear announcements...Wow, what a
National Public Radio
“It’s the equivalent of a wheelchair ramp for
people who used to be socially isolated because
of their hearing loss.”
New York Times
“Some are averse to using earphones previously
worn by others. Installed hearing loops enable
people to use their own devices discreetly.”
Hearing loop systems provide the best
listener experience of any hearing solution —
a direct connection between hearing aids and
the sound source.
Also called an induction loop, these systems
provide the lowest maintenance cost and
lowest cost per user of any advanced hearing
What is a Loop System?
Info courtesy of Dr. Juliette Sterkens, AuD
A hearing loop helps persons hear sounds
from an audio system directly and clearly in
their hearing aids, because it reduces or cuts
out background noise.
A hearing loop provides a wireless signal,
called an induction loop, that is picked up by
the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil)
setting. The loop system consists of a
microphone to pick up the spoken word; an
ampliﬁer which processes the signal; and the
loop cable, a small wire placed around the
perimeter of an area.
Hard of Hearing in Minnesota
Minnesota’s seven-county metro area is home
to more than 2.5 million people. One in ﬁve
has hearing loss. The number of people with
hearing loss is expected to double by 2019.
According to Hearing Review Products,
hearing loop systems are supported by all 38
models of in-the-ear hearing aids and 29 of 30
conventional behind-the-ear models.
Alternate Listening Devices
Many public places in Minnesota oﬀer
assistive listening devices (ALDs), which
beam infrared or FM signals to special
headsets or neck loops that must be
borrowed from a service desk.
Rarely, however, are existing ALD receivers
checked out and used—most people are
either unaware of their availability, unwilling to
fuss with the hassle, or averse to being
IEC 60118-4 trained, certiﬁed,
bonded, insured, and licensed
Minnesota Technology Contractor.
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