Here We Go Loop The Loop

Here We Go Loop The Loop

Telecoil Logo Telecoil Logo
On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid or from a device that claims to connect with one. In many instances, customers are vaguely aware that the hearing aid they obtained from the NHS or bought privately has a ‘T’ position, a telecoil selectable programme or an ‘auto’ telecoil. And so what are these things and perhaps more importantly what benefits can they bring? The telecoil system was made available long before the rather trendy ‘Bluetooth’ connectivity to which some privately purchased hearing aids may lay claim. Its purpose is broadly the same however, namely providing audio input directly into the hearing aid itself rather than the hearing aid detecting an external noise source and amplifying it according to its programmed response. The particular benefit here is that rather than relying on the technology within the hearing aid to determine whether this particular source of noise is valuable to the listener or not (i.e. perhaps speech rather than background noise) it is pre-determined that this noise source is of value as it is being ‘broadcast’ via a loop system. A good example might be in a Theatre where the microphone worn/used by the actors/actresses will pick up their voices and for the majority of the audience this is played through speakers placed around the theatre. In addition, these microphones also provide the sound pickup for the loop system; hearing aids with the telecoil activated (automatically in some models) will then pick this sound up directly rather than indirectly from the speakers around the theatre. The result is much like placing the actor/actress immediately in front of you and for there to be no background noise to drown out what they may be saying (or singing!). This concept is used in many public buildings and churches alongside some commercial premises like banks. Loop systems for large spaces can be expensive to install and this is often why they may not be as ubiquitously present as one might imagine. In fact, the question has often been raised with regards to the home environment; imagine applying the same principle to the Television or Radio or any other musical or speech based output; in theory you could have the TV playing directly into your hearing aids; no more ‘discussions’ about volume level or whether the modern day acting fraternity have poorer diction than those in the past. Until now, the complexity of fitting and the prohibitive nature of associated costs have meant that this application of the hearing loop concept has remained beyond the reach of many. Geemarc LH102 Portable Induction LoopIn the true spirit of HearingDirect, we have now sourced a solution. The Geemarc LH 102 Portable Induction Loop – a fantastic, easy to use and install, loop system for the home. In fact from opening the box to the TV playing in your ears takes as little as ten minutes. Simply follow the instructions contained in the box and you could have the CD player, the TV or even your ipod playing directly through the loop facility in your hearing aid in minutes. With an affordable price, free delivery and 30 days to try it out without risk, we think this offers an outstanding opportunity to benefit from this much misunderstood but extremely beneficial technology. Feel free to call us on 0800 032 1301 for more information.

Related Articles

How A Hearing Aid Works

24 April, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What to Expect when Wearing a Hearing Aid for the First Time

23 April, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What to Expect when Wearing a Hearing Aid for the First Time

23 April, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Protect Your Hearing During Garden Work

22 April, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Receiver-In-Ear Versus Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids Explained

17 April, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Receiver-In-Ear Versus Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids Explained

17 April, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Hearing Loss in One Ear

16 March, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Bone Anchored and Other Hearing Aids

16 March, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Bone Anchored and Other Hearing Aids

16 March, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Cleaning your Hearing Aids

13 March, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Cleaning your Hearing Aids

13 March, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What is Unilateral Hearing Loss?

02 March, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What is the difference between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss?

27 February, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Build Your Own Hearing Aid Maintenance Kit

12 February, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What you need to know about Itchy Ears

30 January, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What you need to know about Itchy Ears

30 January, 2020 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

How to Pop your Ears Safely and other Ear Popping problems

12 November, 2019 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

How to Pop your Ears Safely and other Ear Popping problems

12 November, 2019 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

8 Causes of Ringing in the Ears

29 October, 2019 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

How Much does a Hearing Aid Cost?

23 September, 2019 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

How Much does a Hearing Aid Cost?

23 September, 2019 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

5 tips for keeping your hearing aid safe in cold weather

24 January, 2019 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

5 tips for keeping your hearing aid safe in cold weather

24 January, 2019 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Hearing Aid Reviews 2019

08 January, 2019 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Black Friday Deals From Hearing Direct 2018

20 November, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Black Friday Deals From Hearing Direct 2018

20 November, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Do Ear Wax Removal Candles Work?

13 November, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

5 Reasons You May Have Clogged Ear

09 November, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

5 Reasons You May Have Clogged Ear

09 November, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Devices for the Hard of Hearing in the Home and Workplace

05 November, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Hearing Aid Insurance

20 October, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Hearing Aid Insurance

20 October, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Top Wearable Technology For Hard Of Hearing

16 October, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Tips For Unblocking Your Ears

08 October, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Tips For Unblocking Your Ears

08 October, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Hearing Aid Manufacturers

05 October, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Hearing Aid Manufacturers

05 October, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Human Hearing Range

07 September, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Hearing Amplifiers vs. Hearing Aids

21 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Meniere’s Suitable Hearing Aids

17 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Meniere’s Suitable Hearing Aids

17 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Meniere’s Suitable Hearing Aids

17 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Is Wearing Ear Plugs At Night A Good Idea?

14 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Is Wearing Ear Plugs At Night A Good Idea?

14 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Waterproof Hearing Aids: What You Need To Know

13 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Waterproof Hearing Aids: What You Need To Know

13 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Bluetooth Hearing Aids & How To Enhance Your Listening Experience

13 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

5 Prevalent Causes of Hearing Loss

10 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Age Related Hearing Loss: Causes, Symptoms, & Management

07 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Age Related Hearing Loss: Causes, Symptoms, & Management

07 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What is Conductive Hearing Loss?

06 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What is Conductive Hearing Loss?

06 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

06 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

What is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

06 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Rinne Test: Procedure & Results Explained

03 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Rinne Test: Procedure & Results Explained

03 August, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Can Earbuds Lead To Hearing Loss?

23 July, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Common Hearing Aid Batteries Questions & Answers

05 July, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Common Hearing Aid Batteries Questions & Answers

05 July, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

The Hearing Impaired Guide to the World Cup

20 June, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Headphones & Hearing Loss: What You Need To Know

25 May, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Cheap Hearing Aids From Hearing Direct

30 April, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

Social Media Transforming Communication For The Hearing Impaired & Deaf

23 April, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...

10 Signs Of Hearing Loss

11 April, 2018 | Gary Hill
Telecoil Logo On a fairly frequent basis, I am asked about hearing loops or telecoil settings either within a hearing aid o ...