Hearing Care Specialists - Hopkins, Glencoe, and Watertown, MN

Good job! In order to hear your favorite T.V. shows without aggravating family members, you recently acquired a hearing loop. While it may have been a challenge to find the best system from among all the fantastic options available, it should be much easier for you to install your hearing loop once you get it home and out of the box. You won’t need to hire a specialist to install your residential hearing loop if you adhere to these easy, basic guidelines.

Before you begin. There are 4 major elements to nearly all home hearing loop systems: a sound source (a telephone or television set, for example), a wire loop, an amplifier and a sound receiver (likely your hearing aids). Just like any home project, it is a smart idea to ensure you have all the appropriate equipment and tools on hand before you begin installing your new system. It might be very helpful to have stapler and a screwdriver on hand.

The basic steps. First, choose a location for your amplifier close to your TV set –either placing it on a shelf or affixing it to a cabinet with the tape or screws provided. After that, plug in the power cable of the adapter into an outlet and the free cable into the audio output jack your TV. Step number three is to position 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.Presto. You are done. Now all you need to do is configure the volume controls as described by the loop system manufacturer. The volume controls differ by system and can be located on the amplifier or a standalone control pad.

Safety tip. Don’t put your loop system or any electronic equipment near water, such as around a sink, an aquarium or a flower vase that could be knocked over. Always keep the components of your hearing loop system dry, even when cleaning. Also make sure the hearing loop is far away from heat sources, such as space heaters, fireplaces or even other electronics. Make sure to put the loop system in a well-ventilated area, not enclosed in a cabinet or box where it may become too hot.

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