• Hearing loops and telecoils are still the only technology that meet all the needs of hearing
aid users, including intelligibility, discretion, ease of use, transient use and availability.
• Hearing aid manufacturers make telecoils available in 80% of the models they produce.
• There is a significant difference between being able to connect to localised, personal
devices such as smart phones and connecting to broadcast assistive listening and public
announcement systems. A fact that is not always made clear to the recipient.
• Only 22% of hearing aid recipients are informed about hearing aid accessories by their
health care provider.
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