Congratulations are in order on your recent hearing loop purchase and getting started on the road to a more pleasurable hearing and sound experience. Selecting which system to buy may not have been an easy task, but configuring your hearing loop shouldn’t be hard. Luckily, a professional is NOT required to install a hearing loop in your home, as the steps are rather simple.
Getting organized. Most home hearing loops have 4 primary pieces — the amplifier, the wire loop, the apparatus you want to hear more clearly (for example the television) and the sound receiver (typically your hearing aid or a separate device packaged with your system). Make certain you have all the equipment and tools you will need to set up the device. It will be very helpful to have an industrial stapler and a screwdriver accessible.
The steps. The first thing you need to do is to put the amplifier in a suitable location close to your sound source (normally a TV or telephone), being certain to adhere to any directions the manufacturer provides for using special screws or tape to connect the amplifier to a furniture item or a wall. After that, plug in the power cable of the adapter into an outlet and the free cable into the audio output jack your TV. Finally, string the amplifier’s wire around the perimeter of the room you are working in either by tucking it under the edges of the carpet or around the ceiling edgesBe sure to staple it in place over doorways.
You’re done. Wasn’t that easy?
Just follow the loop system manufacturer’s instructions to modify the volume and any additional settings your system might have. The volume controls vary by system and can be located on the amplifier or a standalone control pad.
Safety tip. Don’t put your device or any electronic equipment near water, such as close to an aquarium, a sink or a flower vase that might be knocked over. Always use a dry, clean cloth to clean the components of your new home hearing loop. Also make sure the loop is far away from heat sources, such as space heaters, fireplaces or even other electronics. Be sure to put the home hearing loop in a well-ventilated space, not enclosed in a box or cabinet where it may become too hot.