This section lists induction loop systems which you can use in your home. The loops include a cable which is placed around the area (often around the whole room) in which you will be when listening to the transmitted sound. The loop transmits the sound to you as a magnetic field which is received by hearing aids with a loop (T) setting.
If you wear a hearing aid an induction loop may help you to hear sounds with more clarity and reduce the effect of background noise. You could use an induction loop to hear conversations or sound from your television or music players. As you are not wired to any device you can walk around and listen from anywhere within the loop.
Fitting induction loops
Induction loops require fitting, even if just running the cable around skirting boards and over door frames. For help finding local competent traders, who could help you fit a system and whom meet relevant standards you could visit trustatrader.com. Alternatively in many areas Age UK run a handyman scheme. For a small charge, and if you are over 60, this scheme may be able to assist with small jobs such as fitting hand rails, replacing tap washers, and fitting induction loops or telephone extensions. To find your local age UK service click here.
Some public buildings have loop systems installed, look out for the ear symbol shown to the left, but check with staff that the sytem is working. To view induction loop systems for use in public buildings use this link: public induction loop systems
I don't have a hearing aid
If you have some hearing loss but do not wear a hearing aid and would like to be able to use an induction loop system then you could purchase an induction loop receiver
Potential problems with induction loops
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