USA Hearing Loop Installers

Download a guide (2-pages, PDF) to purchasing a hearing loop for your facility authored by national loop advocate/educator, Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens.

Good Practice Guide Hearing Loop Systems: A guide to best practice for Service Providers (International Hearing Loop Manufacturers Association, 10 pages, pdf)

Quality Hearing Loops Installations

All hearing loops (installed and portable) should meet the international standard for hearing loop systems. Compliance with IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 60118-4 delivers strong, even coverage, and the absence of interference, in any environment. 

Obtain at least two bids for comparison of price, terms, and standards.

To ensure a quality result, ask installers if they will:

  • Certify that the installation meets IEC Specification 60118-4, which specifies the international standard for strength and evenness of coverage, giving a quality experience to users. This will prevent dissatisfaction with uneven, poor-quality installations and will delight users with clear, strong input wherever they sit.
  • Issue a “certificate of comformity” upon completion.
  • Include staff training after installation on a “regular basis.” (see resources below for an outline)
  • Provide warranties, maintenance agreements, user guides, and support.
  • Provide a hearing loop design diagram.
  • Be willing to work with floor contractors. It is less expensive to install a hearing loop during a remodel, new build, or when replacing tile, carpet, or other flooring.
  • Demonstrate their hearing loop expertise and training.
  • Show all pertinent licenses, for individuals and/or business.
  • Share a list of references that will attest to the quality of their work.

Once you’ve decided to make an investment in a hearing loop system:

Resources

We offer an incomplete directory of U.S. local and regional hearing loop installation firms. Most firms are willing to work regionally or nationally beyond their city.

hearingloop.org cannot identify all firms that do hearing loop installations, nor can it evaluate whether any firm is trained to do and verify installations that meet the accepted international standard for strength and evenness of coverage.

Last updated 5/12/24

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  • OTOjOY (Phoenix based, and serves multiple states)

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We also suggest asking the equipment vendors for contact information for their loop installers in these and other local areas. For a listing of loop equipment manufacturers and distributors, visit here.