Long Clawson Medical Practice now has a hearing loop system in place at reception.
For the millions of Britons with hearing loss, there are a number of ways to help them hear a bit better. For those who wear personal, highly-functional hearing aids, the hearing loop is a complimentary device that offers audio support as you go through your day.
A specialised piece of equipment, the hearing loop - also called an induction loop - is a type of sound system that boosts the signal in someone's hearing aids. They help those with hearing loss to focus on particular sounds, like a person talking, near the loop's internal microphone. In conditions without a hearing loop, all sounds including background noise are amplified making it sometimes difficult to focus on one sound.
Thanks to a setting on most hearing aids, users can isolate the speech signal so it goes direct to the hearing aid thanks to a loop cable that physically surrounds the location - typically in a room, bank, or shop floor.