How do we ensure that hearing aid dispensers inform their patients about the benefits of having a telecoil (also known as T-coil or T-switch) technology in their hearing aids?
Hearing aids with a telecoil receive sound directly via magnetic induction when conversing on a hearing aid compatible phone. These include all landline phones and select cell phones, using an induction loop system or when there is an inductive coupler within the device such as in phones, audio guides or sound enhancement devices. The telecoil setting maximizes the customized output of the person’s own hearing aid. The benefit is that telecoil users do not need additional equipment such as a receiver. Additional information can be found at http://www.hearingloop.org.