In order for a hearing aid to amplify sound, that sound needs to reach the hearing aid’s microphone, therefore, it needs to be relatively close to the listener.
In certain circumstances, such as such as wanting to hear better in public spaces, this can be extremely challenging and where telecoil technology can be very useful.
A telecoil (or T-coil) is a small copper wire that can be ordered with your hearing aid. The T-coil allows the hearing aid user to access assistive listening systems, such as public announcement systems, via a hearing loop system. These systems are found in many public spaces, such as airports, train stations, theatres, places of worship, and banks or shops where there is a glass partition.
Hearing loops are discrete and effective, and simply require the hearing aid user to switch to the telecoil programme via their smartphone, in order to receive the sound directly to their hearing aids. The distance between the speaker and the listener no longer remains a problem.
Learn more about our other hearing aid accessories offering solutions for difficult listening environments where a hearing loop system may not be available.