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Do you know what this symbol means?

If you are a hearing aid user your audiologist should have explained what to do if you see this sign.

For those of you that have normal hearing you may not know what this sign means, so read on for an explanation.

Most modern hearing aids and cochlear implants have the ability to receive audio signals directly through “Telecoil or T-Coil” technology that is designed to allow the wearer to hear telephone signals better. Hearing aid users need turn on the T-coil feature on their hearing aid in order to receive these signals.

This same T-Coil technology can be used to assist the hearing aid wearer to hear audio broadcasts in public spaces that use an audio induction loop system or hearing loop.

This sign means that the facility has an IEC 60118-4 approved hearing loop system installed, and serves to alert hearing aid user to enable the T-Coil mode on their hearing aid.

For hearing aid user it will be a welcome sight and you can be assured that you will be able to hear any announcements or performances clearly.

TechCare-TronLabs is working to make this technology available to assist those with difficulty hearing in a wide variety of venues, homes, and businesses.  

Feel free to contact us at (269) 372-2626 for more information, or send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page.

How does Hearing Loop technology work?

A  Hearing Loop or Audio Induction Loop system eliminates background noises and echo’s by sending the audio signal directly to the hearing aid without extra equipment or devices to connect or put over the ears. To the listener, it sounds like the speaker is sitting on their shoulder, talking directly in their ear!

In an Audio Induction Loop System an audio signal from a sound source (A) is transmitted by an induction loop driver (B) through a loop of electrical wire (C) installed around the desired reception area is picked up by a small coil of wire called a T-Coil (D) inside of most types of hearing aids and cochlear implants. 

Installation of Induction Loops in public and personal spaces can make a profound difference in the lives of the hard of hearing anywhere that sound is broadcast.

Facilities that have Audio Induction Loops installed experience better satisfaction among their hearing aid using patrons. People are more likely to use Induction Loop’s than other assistive type audio systems (External headphones or amplifiers, etc), as they do not require use of a bulky external device that identifies the user as disabled or different, and they don’t have remember to check out and return the device.

How do I get a Hearing Loop installed in my facility?

TechCare-TronLabs is a factory trained and authorized installer for inLOOP audio Induction Loop systems. 

inLOOP LLC. is the leader in product development of audio induction loop equipment for North America. Their products are designed and built in West Michigan USA! 

If you’re interested in this amazing technology for personal use, commercial use, as an architect, or as a hearing professional, TechCare-TronLabs has the product solutions, technical support, and installation services to Get in the LOOP!

All of our audio induction loop products and installations comply with the international standard for audio induction loops IEC 60118-4:2006 by our factory trained professional technicians.

Call us at (269) 372-2626, we will be happy to quote and demonstrate an inLOOP system and help design and install the Hearing Loop system you need for your facility, or application.

Where can hearing loops be installed?

TechCare-TronLabs has a Hearing Loop solution for any facility, public or private, wherever it is desired to broadcast sound to hearing aid users.

Hearing Loop systems can be installed in:

Churches
Movie Theaters
Bank Teller Windows
Pharmacy Windows
Senior Facilities
Living Rooms
Home Theaters
Restaurants
Schools
Libraries
Training Rooms
Meeting Rooms
Lobbies
ATM’s
Retail Counters
Concert Halls
Auditoriums
Train Stations
Marinas
Airports
Bus Depots
Factory Floors
Offices
Funeral Homes

TechCare-TronLabs can install a Hearing Loop system almost anywhere people with hearing aids: visit, work, or live.

Are hearing loops good for home TV use?

Television can be difficult for viewers that are hard of hearing, even when they have been fitted with new state-of-the-art digital hearing aids.

Distance from the sound source, room acoustics and background noise can all interfere with intelligibility. Moreover, the viewer does not have the opportunity to have dialogue repeated and much of the conversation on television goes by very quickly. Any person with diminished speech recognition will have trouble in this type of hearing environment.

As everyone has witnessed, this usually means that the hard of hearing viewer turns the volume up to uncomfortable levels in the home to better hear the television. A loop system can provide a solution to all of these issues as it isolates the sound from the television and transmits it equally into both ears through telecoil equipped hearing aids. The volume control can be set to a level that is comfortable for all listeners.

Not only is the hearing aid wearer happier, other family members can sit in the same room and enjoy television again at a reasonable volume.

Personal inLoop

This version of InLoop transmits a signal through a Personal inLOOP Pad that concentrates the signal in one area for one user. The sound is picked up from the TV speaker by a microphone built into the revolutionary inLOOP noise canceling sound chamber. Installation is as simple as setting inLOOP in front of the speaker, plugging it into the wall and sitting on the Personal inLOOP Pad. Direct analog audio input is also an option by using the enclosed cable to connect inLOOP directly to the television or sound source.

MSRP $260.00 plus optional installation fee.

inLoop 400 with wire

This product is designed to provide a stable loop signal in areas up to 400 square feet, but will power areas up to 500 square feet in ideal conditions. The loop amplifier includes a microphone built into the revolutionary inLOOP noise canceling sound chamber for sound sources without a usable audio output.

MSRP $240.00 plus optional installation fee.

inLoop 600 with wire

Digital inLOOP 600 is designed to provide a stable loop signal in areas up to 600 square feet, but will power areas up to 800 square feet in ideal conditions. This loop amplifier has inputs for microphone, analog audio and the newer digital televisions and home theater systems. Digital inLOOP has a tone control and individual volume controls for each input.

MSRP $380.00 plus optional installation fee.

Portable inLoop

Portable inLOOP is versatile enough to work at home and in public places. The Portable inLOOP Projector and the remote wireless input have built in microphones as well as audio inputs, Any T-coil equipped hearing aid or cochlear device will pick up the signal from the inLOOP Portable projector within a 3’ radius.

MSRP $700.00 plus optional installation fee.

inLoop Digital 1600

Covers areas up to 1600 square feet according to IEC 60118-4. Analog Microphone and Digital Inputs.

MSRP $900.00 plus installation fee.

Commercial inLoop 3000

The inLOOP Commercial 3000 induction loop amplifier cover areas up to 3,000 square feet conforming to IEC 60118-4.

MSRP $1,600.00 plus installation fee.

Commercial inLoop 6000

The inLOOP Commercial 3000 induction loop amplifier cover areas up to 6,000 square feet conforming to IEC 60118-4.

MSRP $2,000.00 plus installation fee.

Commercial inLoop 9000

The inLOOP Commercial 3000 induction loop amplifier cover areas up to 9,000 square feet conforming to IEC 60118-4.

MSRP $2,400.00 plus installation fee.

ProfessionalL Grade inLOOP

Professional Grade inLOOP cover areas up to 10,000 square feet conforming to IEC 60118-4. It has 2 inputs that can be configured for microphones with optional phantom power and our special input boost circuit for weak sound systems. It is also equipped with the exclusive inLOOP impedance matching system for perfect frequency reproduction.

MSRP $2,800.00 plus installation fee.

inLOOP HD

inLOOP HD is a dual output loop amplifier with a built in phase shifter to power high metal areas and segmented loops. The HD product cover areas up to 10,000 square feet conforming to IEC 60118-4. It has 2 inputs that can be configured for microphones with optional phantom power and our special input boost circuit for weak sound systems. InLOOP HD is equipped with the exclusive inLOOP impedance matching system for perfect frequency reproduction.

MSRP $4,000.00 plus installation fee.

inLOOP HD

The personal loop receiver makes it possible for someone without a T-Coil equipped hearing aid to take advantage of the sound broadcast in a loop system. The system is turned on automatically when the headphones are plugged into the receiver.

MSRP $200.00

Field Strength Meter

The Audio Frequency Induction Loop field strength meter is a calibrated precision measurement device. It provides a complete measurement method according to international standard IEC 60118-4:2006 for loop systems (AFILS) to certify correct output level, frequency response, AGC-function, distortion and general signal sources.

MSRP $600

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