Congrats on your hearing loop purchase and getting started on the path to a more pleasurable hearing and sound experience for your household. Selecting which system to buy may not have been easy, but setting up your hearing loop shouldn’t be hard. You won’t need to hire an expert to install your home hearing loop if you adhere to these straightforward, basic steps.
Before you begin. Hearing loop systems have four major parts – the sound source (your TV or telephone), the amplifier, the wire loop and your hearing aid. Make sure you have all the parts and tools you will need to put in the device. Dependant upon your particular loop system, some additional equipment could be nice to keep nearby, for instance a stapler or a screwdriver.
Installing the loop. The very first thing to do is to put the amplifier in a practical location near your sound source (usually a television), being certain to adhere to any instructions the manufacturer provides for using certain screws or tape to attach the amplifier to a piece of furniture or a wall. Next, plug the loop amplifier into a power outlet and also into your TV set’s audio output jack. The final step is to position the wire loop along either the ceiling or floor edges and secure it in place with staples or tacks.
You’re done. Wasn’t that easy? Finally, follow the loop system manufacturer’s directions to adjust the volume and any other settings your system may have. The volume controls vary by system and can be located on the amplifier or a standalone control pad.
Warning. Keep your device away from water sources (vases, sinks or aquariums) or damp areas. Always use a dry, clean cloth to clean the components of your new hearing loop. In addition, avoid installing the home hearing loop system near a heat source such as a stove, fireplace or space heater or other heat-generating equipment. Make sure to set up the home hearing loop in a well-ventilated area, not closed up in a box or cabinet where it is likely to get too hot.