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Loops to remain essential assistive listening for many years as Bluetooth development progresses

New technologies are under development in the assistive listening sector which aim to create alternative listening experiences in public places for those with hearing loss…

 

IHLMA Position on Neck Loops and Cardiac Pacemakers

IHLMA recognises a concern expressed by some medical professionals of a potential for interface with cardiac pacemakers from the magnetic fields that exist in very close proximity to the wiring of a neck loop…

 

 

The care and feeding of neck loops for assistive hearing

A neck loop is a personal induction loop about 230 mm in diameter, intended to be used with a static or hand-held source of audio signals and transmit them magnetically to the user’s one or two hearing aids equipped with telecoils….

The 2022 FIFHOH Budapest Declaration

The International Federation of the Hard of Hearing People completed its 2022 World released the 2022 FIFHOH Budapest Declaration, stating that the proven Telecoil should stay in hearing devices, work in parallel to Auracast, and audiologists and hearing instrument specialists need training.  This declaration reinforces the previous statement from the International Hearing Access Committee: Hearing Loops and Telecoils: When will they become obsolete?…
 

Hearing Loops and Telecoils: When will they become obsolete?

The International Hearing Access Committee (IHAC) aims to estimate the time a transition from the existing audio transmission to telecoils via hearing loop (HL) and other assistive listening systems (ALS) to a platform of digital audio streaming direct into hearing aids, will likely take…

Telecoils and Hearing Loops: The most available and accessible assistive listening technology

Assistive listening systems have been widely available since the 1930s, the most successful of which have been the hearing loop and telecoil combination…

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