Congrats on your recent hearing loop purchase and getting started on the road to a more pleasurable hearing and sound experience. Deciding on which system to buy may not have been simple, however configuring your hearing loop won’t be hard. If you’re able to follow a few straightforward, step-by-step directions, you will not need a professional to help you set up the system.

In the box. Most loop systems have four primary parts — an amplifier box, the wire loop, the apparatus you want to hear more clearly (for example the television) and your sound receiver (typically your hearing aid or the device that came with your system). Before you dive in to your project, be sure to have all the tools you might need to put in your loop system. Dependent upon your particular hearing loop, some extra tools and equipment could be nice to keep close by, for instance a screwdriver or a stapler.

Steps to follow. The very first thing you need to do is to place the amplifier in a suitable location in close proximity to your sound source (usually a TV set or telephone), being sure to adhere to any instructions the vendor provides for using special screws or tape to connect the amplifier to a furniture item or a wall. After that, plug the loop amplifier into a power outlet and also into your television set’s audio output jack. The third and final step is to place the wire loop along either the ceiling or floor edges and secure it in place with staples or tacks.Presto. You are done. Lastly, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to modify the volume and any additional settings your system might have. The volume controls vary by system and may be located on the amplifier or a standalone control pad.

Precautions. Keep your loop system away from water sources (aquariums, sinks or vases) or moist areas. Always keep the components of your loop system dry, even when cleaning. Additionally, keep the system away from sources of heat, such as a heater, stove or fireplace. Be sure your home hearing loop system is set up in an area with ample ventilation to avoid overheating it.

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