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What is A Hearing Loop and
How Does it Work?

Hearing Loops are the preferred assistive listening technology for people with hearing loss. At the push of a button, the majority of hearing aids and all cochlear implants can wirelessly receive the sound from a looped venue that has a hearing loop installed via it’s internal t-coil or telecoil.

Why Hearing
Loops Matter

Hearing loops are inconspicuous and provide superior sound quality; the hearing aid user employs his/her own hearing aids. There is no need to pick up or wear a receiver or headset, thus eliminating hygienic concerns. Hearing loop systems use a universal frequency that any telecoil equipped instrument can pickup. Therefore, a hearing loop system is a most cost effective solution not only for the hearing aid user, but for the venue as well. Fewer headsets required means less maintenance issues for the venue.

Listeners use hearing instruments they own where the sound is optimized for their personal hearing loss and needs.

Loop systems don’t require churches or other venues to purchase, maintain, and replace portable receiving units (though such can be purchased for those without suitably equipped hearing aids).
Loop systems are far more likely to be used – and increasingly used – once installed. Loops also work in transient situations, such as the welcome desk of a museum, the checkout counter of a library, a grocery store checkout lane, or a pharmacy counter.
Study has shown that hearing aid users will search out venues with hearing loops.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that Assistive Listening Devices must be provided in public assembly areas where audio is integral to the space. However, it does not mandate which technology must be provided. Hearing loop systems are preferred by users with T-coil enabled hearing aids or cochlear implants. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has adopted the IEC Standard for Hearing Loop Installation and will make important improvements for Americans with smart hearing aids and cochlear implants when visiting public venues and spaces with the technology.

ANSI A117.1 is scheduled to to into effect in December 2014 at which time all Hearing Loop system installations will be required to meet the requirements of IEC 60118-4. Today, IEC 60118-4 serves as the reference for performance for Hearing Loop systems and sets out requirements and test methods for any Hearing Loop system. It has changed the way that Hearing Loop systems are specified, designed, commissioned, and maintained. ANSI A117.1 will serve as the mandate for performance when Hearing Loop systems are installed as the assistive listening solution.

Why Choose Florida
Hearing Loops, LLC?

Joseph Dashiell formed Florida Hearing Loops, LLC in North Miami, FL to install hearing loop systems in a variety of venues throughout Florida that help people with hearing loss to hear better. Joe is an experienced, trained, licensed and insured professional hearing loop installer who has lived with a severe hearing loss for decades. He is personally knowledgeable about and experienced in using and installing assistive listening solutions for people living with hearing loss.

Complete Solutions

Site Visit The first step in determining what your venue’s needs are. We will consult with you on site, conduct testing, and analyze requirements and deficiencies.

Design We will custom design an assistive listening system and any ancillary components to meet your specific needs. Engineering is done in-house with assistance of manufacturer’s design engineers if needed.
Install Our staff will conduct the installation from start to finish. No subcontracted employees ever. This ensures consistency and competency every time.
Support We are available to provide troubleshooting, warranty, and repair work. Never wait long for a response or service.

Videos on Hearing Loops

Hearing Loops help hearing aid users hear speech clearly and without background noise

The Hearing
Loop Systems

A hearing loop, also known as an Induction loop or Audio Frequency Induction Loop System (AFILS), provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting.

The loop system consists of a microphone to pick up the spoken word; an amplifier which processes the signal which is then sent through the final piece; the induction loop, a wire placed around the perimeter of a room or sanctuary to act as an antenna that radiates the magnetic signal to the hearing aid.

When a hearing aid user selects the ‘T’ setting; he or she can pick up the sounds spoken into the PA system’s microphone instead of the hearing aid’s internal microphone. This results in improved speech understanding because the listener receives a clear signal without any background noise.

What Our Clients Say

The new hearing loop at St Jude in Boca Raton is perhaps the best thing in hearing in the church since the introduction of the sound system a number of years ago. The problem of acoustics and ambient sounds no longer interfere with the enjoyment of the spoken word. Even thought it was not intended to provide clear hearing for the music, it has enhanced the liturgy of the Mass beyond belief. What a great benefit to the hearing impaired who can take advantage of the looping!!
- D. Rolwing
We recently concluded our installation of the Hearing Loop system and it has been a good experience. Joe and his crew worked very diligently during the install and he explained how the system was being installed and how it would benefit our hard of hearing community. I believe that by installing the Hearing Loop system we are being more inclusive within our community. I have found Joe to be very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He also does what he says he will do. The Contacta amplifiers and the copper wire that is installed are of excellent quality and the crew did good work. With our growing number of hard of hearing folks, we anticipate people hearing things they've never heard before and that is exciting to us. Please let me know if you have any other questions I can help with. Peace and joy be with you, Jeff
- Jeff Smith, Pastor
We’ve had nothing but positive comments from our patrons this season who are using the hearing loops – we are very pleased.
- ​Vero Beach Museum of Art
II am happy to recommend Joe Dashiell for your hearing loop needs. He was very easy to work with and had a wealth of knowledge about the hearing loop. We had it installed a few years ago and have had a very positive response from our congregation. Joe is very professional and is always a phone call away to answer any questions we have with regards to the system. I am certain you will be more than pleased with his service and the hearing loop. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any more questions!
- Shawna Stout
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Joe Dashiell. Mr. Dashiell installed an Audio Frequency Induction Loop system in the Boardroom of our organization in July 2013. His efficiency and unique expertise were evident and greatly appreciated as the system operates as expected and is a great asset for those who are hearing impaired. Ten percent of people in the United States are hearing impaired. I know that any additional licensing Mr. Dashiell acquires will serve to extend the much—needed benefits of his expertise to this larger population.
- Irene Hershkowitz
I had my hearing aids programmed so I could consider the use of hearing loops in my home. I have been using the hearing loop system since December 2012. The improvement in my TV watching experience is hard to believe. For the first time in many years, I can watch dramatic shows and understand the words. I purchased two loop pads and each was attached to one of my TVs with a thin wire running from the TV to where I sit to watch it. A very thin pad is attached to the other end of the wire. I plan to have rooms in my home in Michigan looped. It will be more expensive, but the wires can be concealed and pads will not be necessary. Joe Dashiell sold and installed the system. He did a great job and went out of his way to be sure I was satisfied. I had no problem adjusting.
- C. Elliott