Introduction to hearing loops: what is an induction loop, hearing loop, T-Loop or AFIL system?
A hearing loop, sometimes referred to as an induction loop, T-Loop or an audio frequency induction loop (AFIL), is an assistive listening system that provides access to facilities for those who experience hearing loss and use a hearing aid. It takes a sound source and transfers it directly to a hearing aid without background noise, interference or acoustic distortion.
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Over the last 30 years induction loops / hearing loops have become the default assistive listening solution in Europe, Scandinavia and Australasia, and are now becoming increasing prevalent in America. Due to their benefits and ease of use, hearing loss groups mandate their installation in locations as diverse as taxis, kiosks, schools, houses of worship, concert halls and stadiums.
In this section of the Ampetronic website we have provided a general introduction to hearing loops with information directed toward a non-technical audience who may be unfamiliar with assistive listening technology and hearing loops or who are looking for useful data to help with advocacy.
By using the categories below you will find a broad overview of what assistive listening systems are and what applications they are suited to.
More specifically, we have also included information about induction loops, why they are important, how they work, operational Standards and where they can be installed. If you would like an easily understood flyer to distribute that explains hearing loops/induction loops and answers the most commonly asked questions please click here.
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