How do Hearing Loops Work?
Hearing Loops, or Induction Loops as they’re sometimes known, are assistive listening devices for individuals with reduced ranges of hearing. The loop system allows people with hearing aids to hear sound directly from a microphone or audio source directly into their hearing aids via a magnetic field.
A hearing loop consists of one or more physical loops of cable which are typically placed around the perimeter of a designated room/ building. In order to utilise the loop system, hearing aid wearers must simply set their hearing aids to their ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting.
Hearing Loops greatly reduce background noise, competing sounds and reverberation which can all reduce the clarity of sound.
Although the physics behind Hearing Loops is relatively simple, their design, specification and installation is of the upmost importance.
Gordon Morris are experienced providers of Induction Loop systems, and can support you in finding the right, cost-effective solution for your building.
Experienced Providers of Induction Loops
Gordon Morris are experienced providers of Induction Loop systems.
Our friendly team work across the United Kingdom, providing a full service and a variety of different solutions. Our range of induction loop equipment is one of the most comprehensive in the UK, and you can be confident in both the quality of the installation and product itself, as part of our Gordon Morris guarantee.
Following initial communication, Gordon Morris will be pleased to undertake a site visit to better understand your requirements and the best solution for your building. The size of the ‘field’ required can vary dependent on the application and room size.
Following installation, Gordon Morris will provide comprehensive training and demonstration to ensure staff are equipped to use the technology correctly moving forward.
Should I provide a Hearing Loop?
It’s great practice to provide a hearing loop in your building to ensure that your goods/ services are wholly accessible to hearing aid wearers. Further to that, public buildings are required, by law, to have a hearing loop under the Equality Act legislation.
Are Hearing Loops expensive?
The cost of a hearing loop varies depending on your needs. A service counter loop is significantly cheaper than room hearing loops which are more expensive. Loop installation is normally undisruptive.
Does a Hearing Loop require maintenance?
Normally, an annual visit will provide an appropriate level of maintenance support. Gordon Morris are pleased to offer Hearing Loop servicing and support, even if your Loop was installed by another company.