Articles about Hearing Loops

Hearing Loops - The Preferred Assistive Listening Technology by Thomas Kaufmann, Juliette Sterkens, and John M. Woodgate
J. Audio Eng. Doc, Vol. 63, No. 4, 2015 April
This article discusses the benefits of hearing loops as an effective and user-friendly assistive listening technology and summarizes the current progress of adoption in the United States.  Research shows that hearing loops are strongly preferred by hearing aid users over FM and IR sytems.   

"Keeping You in the Loop" by Elizabeth Stump
Hearing Health Foundation, Spring, 2014
More and more hearing loop installations are occuring every year.  This article includes a link to "Hearing Loop Resources" with lists of looped facilities across America.

"A Surge in Hearing Loops Gives Hearing-Impaired Front Row Seats" by Gina Shaw
The Hearing Journal, September 2012
Thousands of new locations, from churches to theaters to the New York City subway system, have been looped in the two years since the American Academy of Audiology and the Hearing Loss Association of America collaborated to create the public education campaign, “Get in the Hearing Loop."

"With the Flick of a Switch, it's Crystal Clear to Hear" by Ashley Milne-Tyte
NPR All Tech Considered, October 26, 2011
David Myers ( and Janice Schacter, (Hearing Access Program) advocate for hearing loops as superior to FM or infrared listening systems. 

"A Hearing Aid that Cuts out all the Clatter" by John Tierney
New York Times, October 23, 2011
Composer Richard Einhorn lost most of his hearing at age 57.  In this article he describes his first experience with a hearing loop.   David Myers, a professor of psychology at Hope College, Dr. Janice Schacter Lintz, the head of the Hearing Access Program, and Patricia Kricos, past president of the American Academy of Audiology all comment about the benefits of hearing loops.

"Churches putting hearing-impaired in the loop" by Manya A. Brachear
Chicago Tribune, July, 2010

Membbers of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest are benefiting from the installation of a hearing loop.

"Let's Loop America's Worship Centers" by Dr. David Myers
Technologies for Worship Magazine, May 2010
Dr. Myers explains the advantages of hearing loops and why several hundred churches in Michigan are now using this hearing aid compatible system.

"Progress Toward the Looping of America—and Doubled Hearing Aid Functionality" by David Meyers, Ph.D.
The Hearing Review, Feb. 2010
Comprehensive article about the advantages of hearing loops.

"Loopy Hearing Aid Idea Bring in Speech Loud and Clear - U.S. slow in adopting helpful hearing induction loops" by Larry Greenemeier
Scientific American, January 5, 2010
Describes the hearing loop technology which is much more prevalent in Europe.  Reports on Dr. David Myers and Dr. Janice Schacter's efforts to bring this technology to the U.S.



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