Well done! In an effort to hear your favorite T.V. programs without irritating the family, you recently acquired a hearing loop. It may have been a hard decision to choose which system to purchase, but it really is easy to set up your hearing loop at home. If you’re able to follow a few straightforward, step-by-step instructions, you won’t need a professional to set up the system.

Project preparation. Hearing loops have 4 principal parts – the sound source (your telephone or TV set), the wire loop, the amplifier and your hearing aid or sound receiver. Before you dive in to your project, be sure to have all the equipment you will require to put in your home hearing loop system. Depending on the specifics of the system you’re setting up, a few additional tools, such as a screwdriver and stapler, will make your setup much easier.

The steps involved. First, attach your amplifier in close proximity to your TV set with the screws included with your loop or just position it next to your television.The next 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 TV set. Step number three–the last step–is to position the wire loop along the room’s perimeter, securing it with staples either underneath the carpet, along the baseboard or flush against the top of the wall.And that’s really all there is to it! The only thing left to do is adjust the volume settings according to hearing loop system manufacturer’s instructions. The volume controls can be located on the amplifier itself or on a separate device or remote depending on the hearing loop system’s design.

Safety tip. Keep your device far away from water sources (sinks, aquariums or vases) or moist areas. Never spray cleaning solution on the amplifier; instead, wipe it with a dry cloth. Also ensure that the hearing loop is far from heat sources, such as space heaters, fireplaces or even other electronics. To avoid overheating your hearing loop, position it in a space that allows adequate air flow not inside a closed cabinet.

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