Loop manufacturers and American distributors are listed below. See also a state-by-state listing of local installers. (Canadian visitors may wish to visit www.letsloopcanada.ca. U.K. visitors may wish to visit the Action on Hearing Loss shop.)
Note: hearingloop.org is a nonprofit, informational resource. It has nothing to sell and has no financial interest in any loop product.
Download a guide to purchasing a hearing loop for your facility authored by national loop advocate/educator, Dr. Juliette Sterkens.
Hearing loops should meet the international induction loop standard for strong, even coverage, and the absence of interference (see here and here for the technical standard that any loop installer should verify for you). You should ask potential installers whether they offer engineering expertise to meet this standard and will guarantee that they have done so. This will prevent dissatisfaction with uneven, poor quality installations and will delight users with clear, strong input wherever they sit.
American companies whose business focus includes selling loop products include the following:
Center for Hearing Loss Help
Vendor self-description: "Home loop kits, commercial loop amplifiers, plus other products to assist hearing."
HARC: Vendor self-description: "Hearing solutions for a better lifestyle."
Hearing Loop Systems
Vendor self-description: "Nationwide loop system design and installation: Churches, airports, classrooms, pharmacies, meeting rooms."
Vendor self-description: "Online source for residential, commercial, and portable hearing loop systems."
Oval Window Audio
Vendor self-description: "Longtime American manufacturer of commercial and residential induction loop assistive listening products."
Williams Sound "has many loop products that can suit your project."
The following companies can direct you to recommended installers of their products. For courtesy listings of some firms dedicated to loop installation, see below. See also International Hearing Loop Manufacturers Association.)
Ampetronic, a British company whose products are in use worldwide.
Audio Directions, a New Jersey-based American manufacturer of loop products, especially for small area situations (e.g., counter/reception areas).
Bo Edin, a Swedish loop manufacturer of Univox products for home (including a simple chair pad system) and institutions.
inLOOP, an American manufacturer of home and institutional loop systems. is distributed through hearing centers via the internet at American Loops, and installed through a national group of trained installers supported by American Loop Services.
LoopAmerica, an American manufacturer, which has developed digital loop drivers for both large area and home applications.
Oval Window Audio, a longtime American manufacturer of a full line of loop equipment. Oval Window products are sold and installed by contractors and dealers across North America.
Catalogs and stores that sell other assistive listening devices, including phones, personal listening systems, and TV headsets.