Getting hard of hearing people
in the loop.
People with hearing loss can dream of a future when hearing aids also serve as wireless loudspeakers, delivering clear, customized sound from inside their ears. They can dream of communities where worship places, auditoriums, and business windows all broadcast their sound through these in-the-ear loudspeakers. Thanks to the refinement of “induction loop” systems—which magnetically transmit sound to hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoils (T-coils)—that future can be now!
Experience hearing loop sound demonstrations and see a child’s reaction to a home TV room loop.
A Hearing Loss Association of America task force is envisioning and enabling this transformation in U.S. assistive listening. See its explanatory loop brochure, and see here and here for a toolkit of resources and much more.