Portable induction loops can be of huge benefit to anyone with hearing difficulties.
Organising a meeting or event for a large number of people comes with many challenges. A basic issue for any large event is ensuring that the speaker can be heard clearly by everybody in a room. While a microphone and public address system may be the answer for most situations, they will not help any in your audience who struggle with hearing loss. That’s is where a portable induction loop comes in.
We have specialised in the design and sale of technical aids for the disabled since 1992 and can help you with any questions you may have about portable induction loops.
Find out more by calling us on 0161 480 8003 or contacting us via this page.
What is a portable induction loop?
A portable hearing induction loop system amplifies sound in a certain area for people who use hearing aids. Installing an induction loop system will help anyone with hearing aids pick up sound and greatly improve their quality of listening by reducing or cutting out background noise.
At home, for example, you may use a hearing induction loop to help you hear sound from your television. In your car you can use an induction loop to help you hear the radio.
Public places such as a theatre or a school assembly room may have an induction loop installed permanently.
But, of course, there are times and places where an induction loop is needed, but not installed.
That’s where a portable induction loop comes in.
At Hearing Products International we stock portable induction loops which can help people to hear no matter what the set up.
Take a look at our range here, or call us today on 0161 480 8003 to find out more.
But what does a portable induction loop look like? The loop is simply cabling which goes around the listening area and produces a magnetic field which can be picked up by hearing aids when they are set to the ‘T’position.Once the loop is up and running users can adjust hearing aids for volume in the usual way.
At Hearing Products International we provide portable induction loop systems which can amplify an entire room, up to 100 square metres in size, as well as smaller systems which can amplify a small area such as a reception desk.
The Echo Port-a-Loop – for example – can be fitted to a large room and yet all packs down into a small briefcase.
Available for less than a low cost laptop (excluding VAT), it couldn’t be easier to install and use.
If the Port-A-Loop is required regularly in the same room, the 38m reel of standard loop wire can be fitted permanently, in order to save time when setting up. All the benefits of a standard, permanent induction loop system while still being portable if needs be.
Included is a smaller loop pad which can be used in small areas such as an information counter, an office desk, or a chair, negating the need to wire the room. Portable induction loop systems can be useful as the lower cost and flexibility make them ideal for smaller organizations or people on the move.
How does it all work?
● The microphone feeds the speaker’s voice into a MegaLoop amplifier
● The amplifier drives a current into the tangle free loop
● As the current flows through the cable it creates a magnetic field in the required area. Inside most hearing aids a small coil known as a telecoil picks up the magnetic field signal, which is amplified into a high quality sound signal delivered directly to the ear of the hearing aid user.
Interested? Take a look at our range here, or call us today on 0161 480 8003 to find out more.
If you only need a small area amplifying then the Echo Deskloop may be the best portable induction loop for you.
With no wiring to worry about, the Deskloop sits on a desk and plugs straight into the mains.
A perfect option for reception desks and interview rooms, the built-in microphone picks up the speaker’s voice with a range of two metres which means it can be used at a reception area and conversations can remain confidential.
Features of the Deskloop:
● Portable solution suitable for multiple locations
● Powerful and sensitive microphone
● Two-metre range with crystal clear sound
● Simple set up and operation
Ready for some more good news? Some of our products are VAT exempt. So we can help you out, and save you some money too.
To qualify for VAT exemption, you would need to be registered with your local health authority or GP as having a hearing disability or a communicative disability.
If you are unsure you must firstly seek guidance from your GP or other Medical Professional before signing the declaration or you must include VAT on your order. You can find out more from the Help sheets at; www.HMRC.gov.uk or by telephoning the VAT Disabled Reliefs Helpline on 0300 123 1073.
Or, just give us a call on 0161 480 8003 and see how we can help you with a portable induction hearing loop today!