Neckloop

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A “necklace” device that wirelessly transmits an audio signal to a hearing instrument fitted with a telecoil. The wired device has a 3.5 mm plug on one end and generates a weak magnetic signal that can be “heard” by the telecoil and amplified by the hearing instrument.

Neckloops create hearing aid compatibility of devices as required under the ADA.

Neckloops can be plugged into FM or IR assistive listening systems receivers, radios, TVs, some computer speakers, some telephones, and handheld devices for museum tours, bank ATM, two-way radios, etc.

A neckloop is convenient because it: can deliver sound to both hearing instruments via a wireless connection. It does not require wires running up the neck to the hearing instruments.

Technical information. A neckloop must provide a signal compliant to IEC 60118-4 when measured as specified in IEC 62489-1. Neck-loops are usually passive devices and often dedicated to a particular receiver, although active types and non-product specific types are also available.

Neckloop with receiver and black gloves
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