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A component in hearing aids and cochlear implants that increases the effectiveness of your devices.

A telecoil connects your hearing aid (wirelessly) to the public address system in the place you are visiting, via an assistive listening system. A telecoil is a receiver.

Telecoils are sometimes called t-coil.

Telecoils cause no battery drain. They are universal around the world.

Telecoils can be found inside most behind the ear, in the ear, and open fit prescription hearing aids. They are also found in external devices such as remote microphones (proprietary) and amplification devices (third party). Telecoils need to be activated by an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist.

Technical definition. A small induction pickup coil used to receive an audio signal from a Hearing Loop or portable loop device or transmitter.

graphic of a telecoil in a hearing aid

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