Where the logo at the side of this text is shown, it informs people who have a hearing impairment, and have the use of a hearing aid, that a system, (the Induction Loop System), can assist them to receive much clearer and more intelligible speech from their hearing aid than the conventional internal microphone within the hearing aid.
All they have to do is switch their hearing aid to the ‘T’ position, as denoted on the Loop in use sticker or sign. This is usually achieved by means of a small switch on their hearing aid. Once in the ‘T’ mode the user can then receive the sound generated by the Induction Loop System.
Contrary to popular belief, the operation & use of an Induction Loop System is not likened to Rocket Science! People who wear hearing aids can suffer from difficulty in distinguishing speech when subject to certain circumstances.
This would normally be as result of how the hearing aid works. Within the hearing aid there is a small very sensitive microphone that picks up sound from all around the hearing aid user. This is not ideal if you are trying to have a conversation on a one to one basis, or are trying to listen to only one sound source such as a lecturer giving a presentation, etc.
Where the Induction Loop System can benefit the hearing aid user is when, as described above, the hearing aid user switches the aid to the “T” (telecoil) position. As this switches off the internal microphone, (some aids have both an M&T position, which allows both [M] microphone & [T] Telecoil to operate), it then allows them to pick-up the signals only transmitted by the Induction Loop.