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Premier Solutions designs, installs and sells Hearing Loop
Hearing loop systems (sometimes called
"induction loops") are a way of allowing those persons with hearing aids to
receive sounds from within a specific area directly into their hearing devise.
How does a hearing loop work?
Most hearing aids have a switch on them marked "M" and "T" (Some have "MT"). The
"M" means "Microphone" which is the normal position for hearing airborne sounds.
The "T" means "Telecoil" this position on the switch was originally included to
allow the wearer to hear sounds from a telephone more easily. Because a
telephone uses a coil of wire in the earpiece to make the sound, the coil acts
like an aerial and the hearing aid can pick this up by something called
"inductance". The same affect can be created by installing a loop of special
cable around a room. If the wearer of a hearing aid sits within this loop then
their hearing aid can pick up the "inductance" from the loop when the hearing
aid is switched to "T".
The aerial loop itself is best installed at
head level, but it will work at skirting board level or under floor or at
Where can they be installed?
Hearing loops are now installed in all new public buildings. It is
reasonably simple to install them in existing buildings and have been found to
be a great help to the hard of hearing in:
What else, besides the loop, do I need to
make this work?
If your establishment already has a
sound system (public address), then all
you need is a hearing loop amplifier connected to your existing system and the
hearing loop. Once installed everything that is broadcast through your sound
system (Speech or music.) will also be transmitted through the hearing loop.
If your establishment does not have an existing sound system (and you don't want
one) then you will also need a small microphone installed on the ceiling to pick
up the sounds in the room and send them to the hearing loop amplifier and from
there to the hearing loop. Once installed, all speech and sounds within the room
will also be transmitted through the hearing loop.
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