Hearing Loops and Telecoils: When will they become obsolete?
In an attempt to answer this question, the International Hearing Access Committee*, representing a number of leading hearing organisations stated in a recent article…
The question arose due to the proliferation of digital audio streaming systems installed in public access areas, places of worship and entertainment / recreation venues and how best to connect hearing aid users with those systems.
The European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) have spent a number of years trying to set a Standard profile for hearing aid Bluetooth connectivity, the most likely replacement technology, however this process has yet to produce a suitable solution.
The key difficulties associated with replacing hearing / induction loops is that the T-coil is hard to replace. Telecoils offer: