Nice job! In an effort to hear your favorite T.V. programs without annoying your family, you recently got a hearing loop. Deciding on which model to buy may not have been simple, but setting up your hearing loop shouldn’t be difficult. Luckily, a professional is not needed to install a hearing loop in your home, as the steps are quite straightforward.
Getting started. There are four primary components to nearly all loop systems: a sound source (a phone or television set, for example), an amplifier, a wire loop and a sound receiver (the function ordinarily played by your hearing aid). As with any home project, it’s a smart idea to ensure you have all the appropriate tools and equipment handy before you begin setting up your new loop. Depending on your specific loop system, some extra tools would be nice to keep on hand, such as a screwdriver or a stapler.
How to proceed. The first step is to attach your amplifier in close proximity to your TV set with the screws included with your loop or simply place it next to your TV on a shelf.The second step is to plug your amplifier into a power outlet and to connect your amplifier’s input jack to the audio output jack of your television set. Step three–the last step–is to string the wire loop along the room’s perimeter, securing it with staples either underneath the carpet, along the baseboard or against the top of the wall.See, there wasn’t much to it! The only thing still left to do is modify the volume settings using the hearing loop system manufacturer’s instructions. Depending on your home hearing loop, the volume is managed via either the amplifier itself or a separate control panel.
Safety tip. Keep your hearing loop away from water sources (aquariums, vases or sinks) or moist areas. Always use a clean, dry cloth to clean the components of your new system. Finally, keep the system away from heat sources, such as a fireplace, stove or heater. To avoid overheating your device, position it in a space that allows sufficient air flow instead of inside a closed cabinet.