How do Hearing Loops Work?
Hearing Loops, (a.k.a Induction Loops), are assistive listening devices for people with reduced ranges of hearing. The loop system allows individuals 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 room/ building. In order to utilise the loop system, hearing aid wearers must simply set their hearing aids to their ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting. An Audiologist or Hearing Care Practitioner will be able to confirm if a hearing aid has a Telecoil and advise how to access ‘T’ settings.
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.
Experienced Providers of Induction Loops
Gordon Morris are experienced providers of Induction Loop systems.
Our friendly team work across the United Kingdom, from our base in Somerset, providing a full install and continued service.
We have one of the most comprehensive ranges of equipment 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, we will be pleased to undertake a site visit to better understand your requirements and identify the best solution for your building. The size of the ‘field’ required can vary dependent on the application and room size.
Once installation is complete, 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 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.
If a traditional induction loop is not appropriate in your building, an alternative portable solution can be provided.
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.
We will always work with you to find the most cost effective, long-term solution.
Please contact us to arrange a site visit and no-obligation quote
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.