- After the initial cost of installation, there is little or no maintenance cost involved.
- Since use depends on the individual’s own hearing device, the number of users is not limited to equipment owned by the business.
- No one can tell if an individual is using the loop system.
- Each user’s experience is customized by the adjustments within their personal hearing aid.
- The T-coil that enables the user to access Loop technology is a universal standard system compatible worldwide.
- Listeners use hearing aids they own. Sound is optimized for their personal hearing loss and needs.
- There is no need to purchase, maintain, and replace portable receiving units.
Across the board, loop systems are far more likely to be used than other systems requiring headphones, neck loops and other noticeable equipment. It is a great way to provide for the hard of hearing community.
Three Types of Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss – when hearing loss is due to problems with the ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear and its little bones (the malleus, incus, and stapes).
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) – when hearing loss is due to problems of the inner ear, also known as nerve-related hearing loss.
Mixed hearing loss – refers to a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. This means that there may be damage in the outer or middle ear and in the inner ear (cochlea) or auditory nerve.
Do You Think You Have a Hearing Loss?
Are You Afraid to Know for Sure?
Do You Know Someone Who May Not Admit He or She Has a Hearing Loss?
If you think you or someone you know might have a hearing loss, you are not alone. If you have suspected for a while but just haven’t got around to doing anything about it, that is not unusual. On average, it takes people seven years from the time they think they might have a hearing loss to the time they seek treatment. How can I tell if I have a hearing loss? If you answer yes to some of the following questions, you may have a hearing loss.
• Often ask people to repeat what they say?
• Have trouble hearing in groups?
• Think others mumble?
• Fail to hear someone talking from behind you?
• Turn up the volume on the TV or car radio?
• Have difficulty on the phone?
• Have trouble hearing your alarm clock?
• Have difficulty hearing at the movies
• Dread going to noisy parties and restaurants?
Think about these Situations
• Are you embarrassed to talk openly about not being able to hear?
• Are you cutting out activities that you used to love but have become painful because you cannot join in fully anymore?
• At work are you afraid to reveal your hearing loss in case it jeopardizes your job and your supervisor and coworkers may see you as less competent?
• Are you bluffing when out with friends in noisy restaurants?
• Are you feeling cut off from your young children because you cannot hear their high-pitched voices?
• Are family holidays a strain because so many people are talking at once?
These are common reactions and can lead to withdrawal from social interaction, anxiety, loss of self-esteem and even depression. “I can hear but can’t understand.” [click to continue…]
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