After 2020, we can all empathise with how hard isolation can be. Now, imagine being that isolated most of the time because that’s what nature decided. There are so many ways to be inclusive to the people in our lives who have a hearing impairment, like having a hearing loop system installed for their home. If you’re looking for an induction loop system in Durham, it’s certainly a worthwhile investment that will completely overhaul your loved ones quality of life, and here’s why!
What is a hearing loop system?
A hearing loop, or an induction loop system is a system used by people who rely on hearing aids in order to hear clearly. Commercially, these are used in a wide range of places (such as supermarkets), but for a person who requires one in a domestic setting it can be used for anything that would enhance daily living. Examples include making phone calls, or listening to the television, the radio and more!
How does an induction loop system work?
The hearing loop will transmit audio signals directly to a hearing aid, which enhances sound by removing background noise, reverberation and other sound distortion. The system contains two main parts; the transmitter and the receiver. The transmitter picks up sounds and passes them directly onto the receiver (the hearing aid).
The process is simple, and can be broken down as such;
- A microphone (transmitter) is used to pick up an audio signal
- The sounds are transmitted to an audio induction loop driver, which delivers the signals to a loop cable
- The loop cable produces a magnetic field to transmit the audio signal to the receiver
- The receiver picks up the audio signal
- It transfers the signal directly into the ear canal, allowing for clearer, enhanced hearing
How much will it cost?
In truth, there is no one size fits all price point for a hearing loop system. The installation cost is dependent on a variety of factors including the equipment price, the size/type of area that needs concerning and the installer you select to cover the work.
What can I connect my hearing loop to?
One of the nation’s favourite pastimes is watching the TV, and with an induction loop system, your loved one will be able to hear it better than before. The same goes for the radio, or enjoying some music. Some hope that hearing loop systems will be integrated into TV units as standard in the future, but right now this isn’t common practice.
They can also be used to amplify phone calls and video calls, allowing us to continue to connect with our loved ones. A hearing loop has even been known to amplify a user’s experience of nature by allowing them to clearly hear all of the sounds around them when they’re in the garden.
A hearing loop system has so much potential, you just need to encourage your loved one to unlock it.