Assistive Hearing Systems, LLC 12172 S. Route 47, #218 Huntley, IL 60142
At AHS our mission is to change the lives of people who have a hearing impairment by providing clear sound in any environment.
Our success will mean a world in which no one will feel disconnected because of hearing impairment.
The "LOOP IT" hearing loop systems that we design and install, send the audio signal directly to any hearing aid with a telecoil. No background noise, no reverberation, just clear sound.
Hearing Loss in Church: The hearing loss causes speech to be muddy and reverberation smears the syllables. It's almost impossible to decipher the words. Sometimes the brain can piece together the message, but it requires extreme effort.
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Hearing Aid & Loop It in Church: Notice the difference in clarity. Now the task of listening is easy and our brain can focus on content of the message.
Hearing Loss in Church: This track simulates a moderately-severe hearing loss (based on ISO/CD 1999 60 year old 10th percentile of unscreened population) inside a church with a typical amount of reverberation. Hearing Aid & Loop It in Church: This track includes both the acoustic and Loop It sound to simulate an open fit hearing aid.
1) Audio inputs, either from an existing audio system or from dedicated microphone inputs, feed an audio signal into an induction loop amplifier
2) The amplifier drives a current into a hidden loop wire or series of loop wires depending on the design of the system.
3) As the current flows through the wire it creates a magnetic field in the listening area.
Picture courtesy of Ampetronic
4) Inside the hearing aid, a small coil, known as a T-coil (tele-coil or telephone coil), picks up the magnetic field signal, which is then amplified into a high quality audio signal delivered directly to the ear of the hearing aid user.
Picture courtesy of GN Resound
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“Churches put Hearing-Impaired in Loop”
Chicago Tribune, July 3, 2010
Reprinted with permission
Alex Bordens and Phil Geib/Tribune
AHS offers free site surveys in our service area. To get the LOOP IT system, click the "Get LOOP IT Now" button and fill out our request for information form. You can also use the form for any questions about hearing loops, AHS, hearing aids, or acoustics.
The applications for LOOP IT hearing loops are almost endless:
Places of worship
Give the gift of hearing by installing a LOOP IT hearing loop system
The right questions to cover every detail
Precise measurements with AHS measuring techniques
Creative In-House Designs using proprietary loop modeling software
Professional installation so LOOP IT is "heard, not seen"
Experts in hearing loops, acoustics, and audiology