Do you know about Telecoils & Hearing Loops in Public Spaces?

Posted by pegbell @pegbell, Mon, May 20 10:17am

Hoping to get some honest feedback from folks on whether or not they have been told about how to use the telecoil (T-Coil) in their hearing aid or CI. Ideally, the information is shared freely and helps people take advantage of the wireless solution to hearing clearly in noisy public spaces. Like a ramp for a wheelchair, a hearing loop system delivers audio directly to personal hearing devices without the need for any other equipment at places like hospitals, theaters, courtrooms, classrooms, meeting spaces, museums, etc.
So, the questions is this: when you first got your hearing device, were you told about the telecoil and using hearing loops? Simple yes or no is fine. If you'd like to share more please feel free. THANK YOU!

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@arrowshooter

Does anyone know of any VA facility anywhere that has installed a hearing loop??????

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Not to my knowledge but I will find out! It's a really good question.

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I think some of the "on eat ground" audiology staff have embraced the idea of installing a loop, but it never seems together anywhere when the issue is submitted to administration.

If there are no loops at all in the VA system that would be indicative of a policy we don't know about and give us a starting point for effective advocating.

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@arrowshooter

I think some of the "on eat ground" audiology staff have embraced the idea of installing a loop, but it never seems together anywhere when the issue is submitted to administration.

If there are no loops at all in the VA system that would be indicative of a policy we don't know about and give us a starting point for effective advocating.

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A friend of ours, an audiologist, tells us that the auditorium in the VA Medical Center in Long Beach, CA is looped. I've forwarded the question to someone who can post your question to a listserv within the VA, anonymously. Will keep you in the "loop" and let you know when I hear back. 🙂

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Yes, by the VA. No, by previous private audiologist.

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@davea

Yes, by the VA. No, by previous private audiologist.

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Can you share some details with us?
Were the loops room size? In what kind of room?
Or were they the counter-top type?
Where is the facility?

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No one has ever told me about hearing loops.

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@joangela

No one has ever told me about hearing loops.

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https://www.hearingloss.org/hearing-help/technology/hat/
For information on hearing loops and other large area assistive listening technology, see information at the link.

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@joangela

No one has ever told me about hearing loops.

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Thank you for your response. You are not alone. If you depend on hearing aids or implants it could be very helpful to know how to make your devices work with hearing loops that are installed in public spaces. Attached is the "request-for-info" card that was created by the HLAA. The link to HLAA from maryjax is full of resources. That's the national site for Hearing Loss Assoc of America and you can also find out if there is a local chapter near you.

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