A hearing loop system consists of a microphone or audio source to pick up the spoken word, an amplifier which processes the signal, and a copper wire “loop” that sends the audio directly to the hearing aid or cochlear implant via a magnetic signal.
The copper wire loop is placed around the perimeter of a room or sanctuary to act as an antenna that radiates the magnetic signal to the hearing aid. A hearing loop can also be installed in smaller areas such as an airport ticketing counter or pharmacy counter for one on one conversations.
A hearing loop works in conjunction with a hearing device that has a
telecoil or t-coil. When a hearing loop is used with the assistive hearing device, the hearing loop is able to cut out any confusing background noise allowing the user to hear clear sound. This would be impossible without a hearing loop because an assistive hearing device elevates ALL sound, not just the sounds you want to hear.
Here is a video from Contacta, our assistive listening device dealer. The United States statistics may be different, but the loop information is the same.