T Coils + Technology = Hearing Access
Always include a manually accessible T Coil in hearing instruments to improve hearing access to individuals who live with hearing loss.
Here’s why: T Coils improve hearing access in public facilities that offer hearing assistance technology.
T Coils, when used with a neckloop, provide hearing access in facilities that offer FM or IR system. If a facility has a hearing loop installed T Coils function as the wireless receiver and individuals can use their own hearing instruments to hear via the hearing loop. T Coils also improve a person’s ability to hear on the phone.
Hearing healthcare professionals should include manually accessible T Coils in hearing instruments so individuals with hearing loss can hear well in public spaces that provide hearing access technology (hearing loops, FM or IR systems). Allowing individuals to hear well in a variety of environments is best practice.