Hearing Loop – The Tried and Tested Solution For Your Hearing Needs

Technology is terrific, and in the world of hearing products, there is no doubt that there have been substantial technological advancements in recent years. However, as the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and in many scenarios, that is true when it comes to hearing loops.

Joseph Poliakoff invented the first patented magnetic induction loop communication system in Great Britain in 1937, and there are still thousands of devices that utilise the benefits of hearing loops in 2022.

What Is A Hearing Loop?

A hearing loop is a system designed to help people that wear hearing aids to hear conversations more clearly. They are used both in certain products at home, such as telephones, and shine in busy environments such as shopping centres or offices where the acoustics of a room of a building may make everyday communication even more difficult.

How Does A Hearing Loop System Work?

Hearing Loop systems use magnetic fields to transmit the audio signals they pick up directly into a hearing aid. This process improves the quality of sound for the listener by removing the majority of the background noise and any other sound distortion. As with most communication devices, it consists of two main components, a transmitter and a receiver. The receiver is the hearing aid; the transmitter is the hearing loop.

Let’s walk briefly through the process

1. A microphone is constantly scanning the location to pick up any audio signals such as music or people talking.
2. Any sounds that are picked up are then fed into an audio induction loop system, which amplifies the sound before sending the improved signal to a loop cable.
3. A Loop cable is made of a piece of copper wire installed around the entire perimeter of any room with hearing loop facilities. In a large room, the installation may only cover a smaller area where people are expected to gather to communicate. Once installed, the loop cable produces a magnetic field to transmit the audio signal to the receiver.
4. The magic happens when the small coil within every hearing aid connects to the magnetic field.
5. Upon receiving any audio from the magnetic field, the hearing aid then delivers the high-quality sound directly into the recipient’s ear, ensuring that they benefit from a clear and enhanced audio experience.

Can You Install a Hearing Loop System At Home?

Hearing Loop Systems can be, and indeed thousands have been installed in homes all across the country. Our advice would be to always contact a professional hearing loop installation company to undertake the work for you. The loop amplifier needs to be installed as close to any sound source as possible and then connected to a scart or audio output. In certain instances, this may not be easily achievable, and in this scenario, the solution is to place a microphone close to the television or radio and the amplifier.

The next stage is to install the copper loop wire. Most people run this around the skirting board and up and over the door frames. The most important aspect of this part of the process has nothing to do with hearing. Please ensure that the wire is safely installed and does not pose a trip hazard to the person living in the property. All that remains then is for everything to be connected, and you will have a reliable and long-lasting hearing loop system installed in your property.

The Echo ® MegaLoop Pro ™ with Remote Control

The Echo ® MegaLoop Pro ™ with Remote ControlIf all of the above sounds particularly complicated to you, then Hear4You might have the perfect no-hassle solution – The Echo MegaLoop Pro with Remote Control. This device is one of the latest to hit the market, and it is the only Induction Loop Amplifier with a remote control on the marketplace today. It is quick and easy to install and can connect to most modern digital Televisions, with the option of a line or digital inputs such as Phono Phono, Toslink or Coaxial. It also features an integrated Digital Audio Converter, making it the easiest loop system to connect to modern televisions using the digital optical output socket on the TV.

The MegaLoop Pro ™ converts digital audio signals providing you with fantastic sound quality. An induction loop system takes sound from your TV or other sound source and converts it into a signal which is fed into a wire fitted in a continuous loop around the edges of the room. A hearing aid can then pick up this signal when switched onto the ‘T’ setting. The tone and volume can then be adjusted completely independently from that coming out of the TV speaker so that the television volume can be set at a comfortable level for others.


NEW Remote Control
Capable of meeting BS. EN 60118-4:2006 for a loop area not exceeding an area of 90 sqm (9.5m x 9.5m)***
Connects with modern televisions
NEW integrated digital audio converter
Easy, trouble-free installation
Outstanding sound quality
The New MegaLoop Pro is a more powerful loop that can cover a larger area than a standard room loop system. Loop wire recommended areas for areas covered according to BS EN 60118-4-2006:
16 sqm to 40 sqm – 0.75mm csa
40 sqm to 65 sqm – 1mm csa
65 sqm to 90 sqm – 1.5mm csa

While capable of meeting BS. EN 60118-4:2006 for a loop area not exceeding an area of 90 sqm (9.5m x 9.5m), a larger loop area can be used if a lower signal strength is acceptable, which will depend greatly on your hearing aids or receiver.

Coverage is dependent on the specific installation. Irregularly shaped areas, proximity to large metal structures, positioning of the loop cable etc., will affect the field strength.

If you are interested in purchasing this specific piece of equipment, or simply want to enquire about hearing loop systems and products for your home the contact Hear4You today on 0161 480 8003