Let's Loop Arkansas!

The world is a noisy place, especially in many public places. Let's Loop Arkansas!

A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically. The electromagnetic signal is then picked up by the telecoil in the hearing aid or cochlear implant.

If you are buying a hearing aid for the first time, be sure to ask that a manual telecoil be included. With a manual telecoil, you can expand the functionality of your hearing aid or cochlear implant.

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The world is a noisy place, especially in many public places. Several assistive listening devices exist to help bring sounds of interest more directly to listeners ears by overcoming the effect of distance and the volume of noise. As we embark on the Let’s Loop Arkansas! project, imagine using only a telecoil already built into many hearing aids or implantable hearing devices (for example, cochlear implant) to listen. No need for any extra equipment to buy or rent!

A T-coil (or telecoil) is a small piece of electronic equipment that is sensitive to magnetic audio signals that travel through the wires of sound equipment (that is, induction loop).

When the T-coil is activated, it becomes a magnetic microphone for sound information that travels inside a loop of wire. Loops can be as small as a neckworn device plugged into many electronic audio devices (e.g., smart phone), or they can be large loops connected to the sound system in a church, fast food drive-thru, airport, or stadium! When a loop is installed and the telecoil is activated, listeners can hear through the sound system wirelessly with little to no background noise!

As hearing loops are very new to Arkansas, we can work with you to petition to have a hearing loop installed in public or private places.

Browse this website for more information on this project.