Neckloop

A neckloop is one type of loop. It is a necklace-size loop of wire that can be plugged into an ALD or ALS receiver, a radio, TV, some computer speakers and some telephones. It is then worn around the neck of someone who has a hearing aid with a telecoil.

The neckloop generates a weak magnetic signal that can be "heard" by the telecoil and amplified by the hearing aid. A neckloop and telecoil are the interface of choice of many hearing aid users.

A neckloop is convenient because it:

Other loops can be used to generate the magnetic signal, too:

Another alternative to a hearing aid's microphone as the input device is the Direct Audio Input (DAI).

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