A hearing loop (also known as an Audio Induction Loop) is a special sound system for use by people with hearing aids. It provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil). They can be used by multiple users at the same time, are discreet and also very cost effective.
Hearing loops pick up in the main sound, (whether that is someone speaking, music or so on), and assist the hearing-impaired listener to understand clearly by cutting out the distracting background noise. These can be used anywhere; homes, offices, churches, public spaces, and of course schools.
A hearing loop is something that we recommend always when access auditing a school. It is a good example of an inexpensive ‘reasonable adjustment’ that a school can make in order to comply with the Equality Act 2010.