Wow! Did you know that you can watch movies at the theater with your hearing aids, using a system inside most hearing aids that talks to a built-in system in the theater? It’s like you have the movie theater sound system inside your ears with no interference, no background noise, and no delay. This technology is possible through a small spring-like device built into many hearing aids. It is called a telecoil or t-coil. The telecoil uses magnets to communicate with sound systems that are built into looped public places, such as theaters, schools, or houses of worship. A magnetic wire is built into the walls or under the carpet. A sign will be displayed where this system is available.
The t-coil technology
When hearing aids are turned to the t-coil setting (magnet), the hearing aids will detect the loop or magnet in the building and they will start to communicate with each other.
Most hearing aids have this technology, such as the Starkey Muse iQ Rechargeable. This technology is also communicates with telephones and assistive living devices.
For more information on hearing aid technology, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.