What is a Hearing Loop?
A Hearing Loop is literally a copper wire that “loops” around a room and transmits sound that is picked up by the telecoil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant. The t-coil functions as an antenna directly linking the listener to the facility’s sound system. It is as if the microphone is speaking directly into the hard of hearing listener’s ear!
“The first Sunday the loop system was activated in my church was one of the most memorable days of my life. For the very first time I was able to hear every word and it was as if the pastor was speaking directly into my ear…Some of us had tears streaming down our cheeks.” ~Wisconsin Resident
Help us make your community more accessible!
You're Not Alone!
38 million Americans have
significant hearing loss.
- fiber_manual_record1 in 3 people over the age of 60 suffers from hearing loss. (age 60+)
- fiber_manual_record1 in 5 U.S. teenagers suffer from some type of hearing loss. (ages 13-18)
- fiber_manual_record1 in 6 Baby Boomers has hearing loss. (ages 41-59)
How Can You Help?
Ask Your Audiologist to Activate Your T-Coils
Telecoils interact with the hearing loop to bring the crystal clear sound straight to your ears! Enjoy speakers, sermons, presentations, concerts, sporting events and get more out of your hearing aids and implants with Hearing Loops.
Ask Your Favorite Venues to Add a Hearing Loop
Spread the word about Hearing Loops to your church, bank, movie theater, pharmacy, library, and anywhere you want to hear better! Our team is ready to share a demonstration which can explain hearing loops.
Stand Up for Your Rights for Hearing Access!
Make your voice heard that you want better hearing access!
Mention hearing loops to your city manager, council members, church leaders & state represenattives.
Join Your Local Hearing Loss Association
Find resources, information, and tips to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss.
HLAA is working to raise public awareness and eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss.