Hearing Loops Help Hard of Hearing People Hear Clearly and Effortlessly!
Announcement: City of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Terminal 3 is "in the loop"! All 25 gates at Terminal 3 now have loops. Hooray!
So What's A Loop?
Want to see a movie in a looped movie theatre? The Film Bar in downtown Phoenix (2nd Street and Roosevelt) is looped! Are you in Tucson? All 3 screens at the Loft Cinema are looped!
Arizona state law mandates that anyone who purchases hearing aids from an Arizona licensed hearing aid dispenser or audiologist MUST be told about the telecoil and the benefits of a manual telecoil. Here is a link to the Arizona "Telecoil Bill" and you also must also be told about our free telephone program.
Did you know that the Arizona State Capitol is completely looped? Yes, it is true. All legislator desks have inductive looping, as well as all visitor galleries and all public meeting rooms. Arizona was the first state to loop all 3 areas of their state capitol.
- Arizona Republic article about Representative Alston and Capitol Looping
- 12News article about AZ Capitol Looping
The Tempe Public Library now has 2 looped rooms (Room A, a large meeting room, and the TLC, Tempe Learning Center)!
Click here for a list of Arizona Locations with Inductive Loops
Here is a list of places in Arizona that are looped according to ALOHA
LoopFinder is a website (and an app) that lists looped locations throughout the USA
Watch this video to see what it sounds like without, and with, a loop at a Lady Gaga concert!
Watch this video about a loop in a church to experience what hearing with and without a loop sounds like!
Articles about looping:
- A Hearing Aid That Cuts Out All the Clatter
- How Hearing Loops Can Help Hearing Loops
- Baby Boomers Who Need Hearing Aids Have Many Choices
- Let's all Get in the Loop!
- Loop Technology from HLAA
Where Can I Buy a Loop? Who Can Install it for Me?
Arizona Installers of Hearing Loop Technology:
T-coil Technology in Arizona Brochure for Consumers
Telecoils & You Brochure Brochure for Professionals
Excellent webpages for looping:
- Loop New Mexico
- Loop Utah
- Loop California
- Loop Wisconsin
- Loop Seattle
- Hearing Loss Association of America: Looping
Here's a commercial about a looped movie theatre in California:
Dr. David Myers discusses telecoils and loop systems:
- Hearing Aids Can Serve A Second Purpose
- Harnessing the Human Factor in Hearing Assistance
- The Hearing Loop Movement is Accelerating
- Approaching a Cultural Tipping Point for Hearing
Listen here for a talk on NPR (transcript is also on this site)
How is a Loop Different from an FM or Infrared System?
We Want to Loop our Church/Temple...
Loop Wisconsin has a helpful page about church looping: