Hearing Loop Survey No. 2

The purpose of this survey is to obtain additional information regarding telecoil and hearing loop use. The results will be used to educate hearing care professionals and entertainment facility personnel.

I will share the findings during my presentations at the HLAA annual Convention in Austin this June.

I estimate that it will take 5-7 minutes to complete the survey.

Thank you so much for your assistance.

Juliette Sterkens, AuD
HLAA Hearing Loop Advocate

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1. Please tell me how you listened in the hearing loop.

I used:

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2. Please think back to one situation where you have listened in a hearing loop for a longer period of time and check the appropriate location:

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3. When comparing the quality of sound in the loop on T-coil with the quality of sound of your hearing devices used in the normal, “microphone on” setting, how would you rate the loop?

Please review the response categories explanations carefully.
“Unchanged" means there is no difference in the quality of sound in versus out of the loop.
“+ 5” means the quality of sound is much better in the loop when compared with using your hearing devices the conventional way;
“- 5” means the quality of sound in the loop is no-where near as good as out of the loop.

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4. When comparing your ability to understand speech in the loop on T-coil with your ability to hear out of the loop using your hearing devices in the normal, “mic on” setting, how would you rate the loop?

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5. When comparing the need to concentrate using your hearing devices in the loop on T-coil with using your hearing devices in the normal, “mic on” setting, how would you rate the loop?

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6. When comparing your ability to easily ignore background noises using your hearing devices in the loop on T-coil with using your hearing devices in the normal, “mic on” setting, how would you rate the loop?

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7. When comparing your ability to separate the voices from the music when listening to a musical performance in the loop on T-coil with using your hearing devices in the normal, “microphone on” setting, how would you rate the loop?

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8. Please list any comments you have about the quality of the sound while using your telecoils in a loop?Too loud, too soft, too harsh, too fuzzy, can't hear my own voice, can't hear others in the venue - you name it, and please explain in some detail when this has happened. If you know the exact T-coil setting (T-coil only or Mic+T) please write below. Thank you.

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9. Would you ever purchase a hearing aid or cochlear implant without a telecoil if it meant that the device was smaller and less visible?

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10. In large venues such as auditoriums, movie theaters, meeting rooms, etc. Rate the following hearing
technology.

  Most preferred Somewhat preferred Do not prefer Never used
FM/Infrared device with a provided headset and no neck loop
FM/Infrared device with a neck loop
Hearing loop and my own hearing aid(s) and/or cochlear implant(s)

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11. Would you be more likely to purchase tickets to attend local entertainment, such as movies and live theatre, if hearing loop assistance is provided?

A hearing loop would

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12. How did you first learn about telecoils?

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13. Did your hearing device provider demonstrate the benefits and working of the telecoil in the office?

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14. Are you a member of an organization for consumers with hearing loss? Check all that apply.

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15. How did you learn of the organization(s) you belong to?

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16. What benefit(s) do you get from belonging to the organization(s)?"

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17. Do you use a hearing loop or Bluetooth technology (offered by the hearing instrument manufacturer) to watch & listen to TV?

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18. Please rate the severity of your hearing loss

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19. Optional: What is your location? (Country)

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20. Please share your email address (optional)

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