What Is A Hearing Loop?

How An Induction Loop Works

A hearing loop is a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by hearing aids, processed for the wearer’s hearing own prescription and sent to the wearer’s ears or implant without additional equipment.

Audio for the loop comes from a microphone, PA system or other audio device (DVD, TV, stereo, etc.) and results in improved speech clarity without background noise or echo. The hearing aids’ telecoil (T-coil) receives the analog audio signal with a Telecoil (T-coil) circuit, and replace part or all of the hearing aid’s microphone input with the audio from the loop.

Loop Systems . . .

  • . . . are inconspicuous. Loop systems that offer an easy and invisible solution to an invisible problem and looping systems are more likely to be used.
  • . . . are hearing aid compatible. There is no need to toggle between hearing aids and headsets. 
  • . . . deliver personalized high quality sound.  Customized by one’s own hearing aids to address user’s unique hearing loss. 
  • . . . are user friendly. Allow hands-free roaming throughout a looped space.
  • . . . is the preferred assistive listening system. Loop systems meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.

Find a Looped Business or Venue Near You

Find local businesses that have hearing loops installed.

Does Your Business Have a Hearing Loop Installed?

ALOHA is committed to obtaining equal access for individuals with hearing loss by promoting the usage of hearing loop technology. In keeping with this goal, we would like to offer, free of charge, the opportunity for your business to test your loop equipment to ensure it is functioning properly. Testing of your system will be conducted by specially trained ALOHA volunteers. Upon completion of the testing, ALOHA will provide you with the status of your loop system and recommendations for improving its functionality, if necessary.  In addition, your business will be listed on the ALOHA website as a hearing accessible, hearing friendly business. 

Are you Interested in getting a loop for your home or business?

Please call or come by the office and we will do our best do get you moving in the right direction!

Peer Discussion Groups

Our discussion groups are available with closed-captioned through Zoom. All meetings are held in Arizona time (MST). If you would like an invitation to any meetings listed on our website calendar please email us at [email protected].

ALOHA – Adult Loss of Hearing Association

4001 E. Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712
(520) 795-9887
[email protected] email
www.alohaaz.org website

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