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35 N-Blog T-Coils


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35 N-Blog T-Coils

  1. 1. A T-coil Can Improve Hearing In
  2. 2. Hearing aids can seem complicated. Do you understand or evenknow about all of thefeatures your hearing aids include?
  3. 3. Many times, easily accessed features that are meant to improve hearing for the listener go unused. One of the more under- utilized features in most hearing aids is the telecoil or “t-coil.”
  4. 4. A t-coil consists of a tiny coil of wire wrapped around a metal core.The core will generate anelectric current in the coilwhen it is in the presence of a magnetic field.
  5. 5. Normally, a hearing aid gathers sound through its microphone or microphones. It then amplifies that sound and sends it into the ear canal of the
  6. 6. When a telecoil is used as the input source instead, the hearing aid bypasses themicrophone and picks up the electro-magnetic signalproduced by a telephone or an assistive listening device, such as an FM system.
  7. 7. The t-coil was originally designed only for use with a regular land-line telephone, which has a speaker that is driven by
  8. 8. Telecoils are especially helpful when there is a lot of background noise.
  9. 9. Ask your hearing healthcare provider about telecoils and whether your hearing aid has one. The more you know, the better you’ll