In the loop? Ten things managers of Extra Care Housing should know about hearing loops

Housing LIN Viewpoint 95 looks at hearing loops, and what staff at Extra Care Housing schemes need to know about them.

Most Extra Care Housing schemes have a hearing loop installed somewhere in the building. Induction loop systems are a way of helping people with hearing loss hear speech more clearly in certain circumstances, by beaming sound from a microphone directly into the person’s hearing aid(s).

They can be wonderful, transmitting sound from across the room directly into your ears, but staff need to know how they work.