How does a portable hearing loop work?

How does a portable hearing loop work

When considering the variety of devices that are available to aid your hearing, it is helpful to understand how this technology works. Here we explore the technology behind a hearing aid loop system and how it works.

What is a hearing loop and how does it work?

A hearing loop refers to a system that is used to provide sound for people who already wear hearing aids in the position of a T directly into their hearing aids. This is typical in a large conference, public exhibition or another large event. If you suffer from hearing loss, this system can be a lifesaver. Not only does it provide inclusivity, but it ensures a person with heard of hearing can enjoy all the benefits that someone with normal hearing has without any other devices.

The induction loop system helps anyone who wears hearing aids to pick up sound and helps to enhance sound quality by minimising background noise. Rather than distracting yourself with trying to block out noisy chatter, you can pay attention to the main discussion.

What is the technology behind the system?

Put simply, the portable hearing loop transmits an audio signal into hearing aids using a magnetic field.

The sound source is picked up using a connection, where the signal is then connected to a loop driver. This driver creates a current that transfers the signal to a copper wire or tape loop. This magnetic field is then picked up on by the T-coil in the hearing aid itself. The hearing aid then does the rest of the work – adjusting the sound to the individual’s needs. The sound is transferred into the ear canal with the entire spectrum of frequency that enables it to be understood.

In order to work, the individuals must be situated within the area that is ‘looped’.

Installing the system

This system does require to be installed by a profession to ensure it provides maximum benefit, however there a number of personal loop systems that can be provide such as the Phonak Roger range that can also provide all the benefits of a loop but are more portable.

For more information about portable loop products, or any other handheld aid accessories contact Gordon Morris today. Our qualified sound technicians will be able to identify a hearing solution that meets your exact needs.

Key Benefits Of Wireless Hearing Loop System

Key Benefits Of Wireless Hearing Loop System

Hearing loop systems and the benefits they can provide to hearing aid wearers is significant, and it is the reasonability of public location to ensure that a provision is provided to ensure hearing aid wearers can hear speech or announcements through their hearing aid. If you or anyone you know has hearing difficulties and uses hearing aid with a teli coil or T-setting mode there is equipment that may already be available in places you visit that would ensure you hear speech more clearly. If you happen to visit public location where there is no provision to help you with hearing then it may be something that can be installed to help people with a hearing impairment hear better.

A wireless hearing loop system, also known as an induction loop or a hearing aid loop, has many benefits. Here are a few of the key ones:

Many recipients can benefit at once

Perfect for groups with more than one person that is hard of hearing, a wireless hearing aid loop can amplify soundwaves for everyone in the room with a hearing aid. One loop works for everyone, meaning that there are no explosive costs. A hearing loop means that people with normal hearing can here speech or sound at normal volume, while those with hearing aids can hear sound directly from its source into their hearing aids via the loop system.

Wireless hearing loops can be portable

If you’re worried about growing accustomed to life with a hearing loop only to then go away on holiday and have the hotel room TV seem unintelligible, then worry not! Portable, handheld system exist, which means you can simply pack one and then use it wherever you need to be. Whether it’s a restaurant, hotel room TV or any group gathering, you’ll no longer have to be worried about feeling annoying by requesting extra high volumes, or asking people to repeat themselves – because there’ll be no need for it!

Conversations don’t have to feel stilted

By simply placing a hearing aid loop system or accessory on a table, normal conversational volumes are amplified so you can hear! This is perfect for both personal and group conversations, as you no longer have to feel like you’re making the conversation seem unnatural by asking everyone to speak in a louder tone. Bearing the previous point in mind too, you can also bring a portable loop or accessory with you for assistance with everyday activities and tasks such as doctor’s appointments.

Interested about getting a wireless hearing loop system? Look no further than Gordon Morris, who can offer solutions for work, personal life and everything in between.”

Why choose the Phonak Roger Wireless Hearing System?

why choose the phonak roger wireless hearing system?

What is Phonak Roger?

Roger is the most up-to-date, high-quality and innovative range of digital technology devices from established Swiss hearing aid loop system manufacturer, Phonak.

Transmitting the speaker’s voice wirelessly to the child or adult wearing a receiver on their hearing aids, these cheap Phonak hearing aids have been engineered to work effortlessly in even the noisiest of environments.

Available now from Gordon Morris, the Roger range presents a new gold standard in the hearing aid sector with an unparalleled signal-to-noise ratio and superior levels of speech understanding – even when there is significant distance from the speaker.

How does it work?

Roger microphones constantly monitor noise levels by utilising clever algorithms – if sound levels go up, the volume of the Roger receivers increase instantly.

Which Roger to buy?

The compact yet ultra-powerful Roger EasyPen is a perfect, easy-to-use microphone for users who desire total performance with minimal fuss, including multimedia connectivity.

Available in three vibrant colour options, the Roger EasyPen helps you understand up to 62% more in noise and over distances versus people with unimpaired hearing.

Moving into the office, the ingenious Roger Table Mic II lets you concentrate on work rather than hearing.

Just place a Roger Table Mic on the table during a meeting and it will transmit crystal clear speech straight to hearing aids so you can fully particapate in proceedings and not miss any important details.

The Roger range covers all age groups, and nowhere is hearing more essential than in the classroom.

The Roger Touchscreen Mic ensures your hearing-impaired child won’t miss out on vital information relayed by their teacher.

Worn around an educator’s neck or placed on a table so speech from a group of pupils can be picked up, this sleek Phonak device offers up to 54% improvement in speech understanding over other FM systems.

7 Things You Need To Know About Hearing Aid Loops

7 Things You Need To Know About Hearing Aid Loops

A special sound system that helps people with impaired hearing is something that should be widely available, especially at places frequently visited by a lot of people.

As it gets used by more and more public venues, here’s what you need to know about this useful DLS Hearing Loop system.

It works on a magnetic signal

A microphone picks up speech, an amplifier translates it to a signal which is then emitted through an antenna so it can be picked up throughout the area of setting. A signal is a magnetic wave detectable only by a telecoil.

No need for a receiver

The signal is designed to be picked up by any person with a hearing aid that has the Telecoil option on. This way there’s no need for headsets or other devices and additional staff and equipment.

Can be used by multiple people at the same time

The Hearing Aid Loop can be used by any number of people in the same room without any obstruction to the signal. It’s also unaffected by other devices and their network signals.

Hearing Aid Loops block background noise

Another useful feature of the system is that it blocks the external noise so that the signal can be heard without the intrusion of people talking or other sounds.

The DLS Loop can be installed in any limited area

Whether it’s an amphitheatre, a meeting room, a church or a taxi, hearing aid loops can be easily installed in most places, as long as a cable – a wire that sends the signal directly to a hearing aid – is placed around the perimeter of the area.

They are concealed and unobtrusive

The Hearing Aid Loop system is basically invisible and doesn’t affect activities in a given area in any way. The device is subtle and easily camouflaged.

Cost-effective solution for your venue

With this sound system, you get your money’s worth. It is affordable and its quality guarantees it’s a sound investment.

Deafness & Hearing Loss Review 2014

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It’s no suprise when the World Health Organisation published latest figures of deafness and hearing loss around the world.

Over 5% of the world’s population – 360 million people – has disabling hearing loss (328 million adults and 32 million children). Disabling hearing loss refers to hearing loss greater than 40dB in the better hearing ear in adults and a hearing loss greater than 30dB in the better hearing ear in children. The majority of these people live in low- and middle-income countries.

Approximately one-third of people over 65 years of age are affected by disabling hearing loss. The prevalence in this age group is greatest in South Asia, Asia Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more on the World Health Organisation website.