Today’s digital hearing aids do a tremendous job of improving hearing but there are circumstances when a hearing aid needs help. Even the latest hearing aid technology is challenged to function optimally in background noise, at a distance, or in spaces with poor acoustics.
Hearing loop systems magnetically transmit an audio signal that is customized to your hearing loss directly to a telecoil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant sound processor essentially turning your device into a wireless headset to enhance listening in public venues such as theaters, places of worship, and airports. There are even portable loop systems for home use.
When selecting your next hearing aids, be sure to ask about telecoil options. For more information regarding looping systems visit: www.hearingloop.org
Posted by Kate Hamann, Audiologist