Other assistive listening technologies, such as infrared and FM systems, require portable receiving units. In addition, FM systems operate on different frequencies, so different receivers are needed for each venue.
- Deliver sound directly to the hearing aid in a pure, undistorted form. Since hearing aids are customized for an individual’s specific hearing loss, the individual ends up receiving sound that is tailored to his or her specific hearing needs.
- Offer a discrete way for individuals to take advantage of assistive hearing systems. The user does not need to pick up or return equipment, or publicly acknowledge his or her hearing impairment by wearing an obvious headset.
- Use base band audio to transmit sound, avoiding the problems associated with operating on multiple frequencies as with FM hearing enhancement systems. The audio signal is not affected by the distance the listener is from the sound source, nor by any interfering background noises.
- Offer a simple-to-use solution for hearing-impaired guests to enjoy public presentations. All they need to do is touch a button to switch their hearing aids to the “T” setting to activate the telecoil.
- Accommodates a variety of signals as input, including microphones, audio systems, TVs and mixing consoles.
- Can be configured in phased array and low-spillover designs so sound is confined to particular areas and is not shared room-to-room.