Hearing Augmentation for Meetings

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from: Longevity Explorers | Sequoias SF, SF Village

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Explorer Steve explains the (hearing loop) type of hearing augmentation equipment, which can be found in some meeting rooms and works with certain types of hearing aids. He adds that the efficacy of the hearing loop augmentation varies with conditions:

  • Individual voices in a group can be hard to hear.
  • Distance from the microphone affects sound quality.
  • Individual differences vary in a crowd.
  • Hearing aid with T-coil feature is required.

The group goes on to discuss, offering personal experiences with other hearing augmentation devices, resources, and payment arrangements.


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Key words: 
hearing augmentation equipment, hearing impaired, T-coil