Hearing & Induction Loops
- What Is It?
A hearing loop, often referred to as an audio induction loop, T-Loop or an audio frequency induction loop (AFIL), is an assistive listening system that provides access to facilities for those who experience hearing loss and use a hearing aid. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to the Telecoil setting. The hearing loop consists of a microphone to pick up the spoken word; an amplifier which processes the signal which is then sent through the final piece; the loop cable, a wire placed around the perimeter of a specific area i.e. a meeting room, a church, a service counter, a village hall etc to act as an antenna that radiates the magnetic signal to the hearing aid.
Whether you are a large corporate company, a Church or a public sector building, having proper listening technology for hearing aid users is a legal requirement. If your building isn’t accessible to the UK’s 11 million people with hearing loss, you are missing out. A hearing loop system can remove barriers and make your organisation accessible to all customers and staff who wear hearing aids with a loop or ‘T’ setting. For this reason, high quality hearing loop systems are essential in every sector. That’s where we can help.
At HTS, we do more than just supply hearing & induction loop equipment. We complete a full evaluation of your business or property to provide you with the hearing loop system best suited to your building and the needs of your customers, visitors and employees.
“Every organisation has specific needs and requirements, so choosing the right hearing loop solution is not a case of ‘one size fits all’.”
Hearing Loop Installation.
Whether you’re considering a new hearing loop system or your current system needs attention, we can help. We’ll advise and support you from planning to installation, to ensure the hearing loop is installed to meet industry standards and your own unique requirements. Calling on a network of engineers across the UK, we offer free site surveys and installations, annual maintenance and service calls.