Large areas require a listening system which ensures people with hearing loss have access to pure undistorted sound. This is achieved through use of one of the following systems. If you see this sign you know you will have access to a loop or infrared system.
Induction Loop System
The system consists of a wire that loops around the listening area and an amplifier. A magnetic field of sound is produced in the looped area which is transmitted to the hearing aid wearer who has their aid set to the loop or T setting. To enable access to this facility you must ensure that your hearing aid is programmed to include a loop setting which is then turned on. Once your hearing aid is switched to the loop setting, all other noise will be filtered out and you will only be able to hear what is transmitted through the loop.
Infrared transmission systems
Infrared transmission systems are similar and an alternative to the loop system. They consist of one transmitter and any number of receivers and are often used in cinemas or theatres. The infrared transmission system transmits a signal to the receiver which is converted into an audio signal that is fed either into a headset or neck loop. This means if you don’t have the loop setting on your hearing aid you will need to use a headset.
Deaflink volunteers have carried out some loop checking in the local area. Please click below to find out where we have been and the result of any improvement made as a result of our dialogue.
Alternatively, if you would like to give us any feedback of challenges that you have had with a loop system please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to see a list of where we have already checked.
Report a Loop problem
To report a hearing loop problem please contact us.