telecoil mode

(redirected from neck loop)

telecoil mode

Also called "T-coil mode," it is an optional wireless mode in phones that can be selected for wearers of telecoil-based hearing aids. A telecoil is a tiny wire-wrapped rod (induction coil) that serves as an antenna to pick up electromagnetic energy and convert it to electricity. Phones rated T3 or T4 work best with telecoil hearing aids.

No More Background Noise
When both the phone is transmitting and the hearing aid is receiving in telecoil mode, the local background noise is greatly reduced. Telecoil systems are also used in public venues where an "audio induction loop" ("hearing loop") is a ring of copper wire or tape that encircles a room, counter, drive-through or chair cushion. The loop is connected to the public address system and transmits audio signals to telecoil users.

Neck Loops
Users can also wear a "neck loop," which is a wire worn around the neck that plugs into an iPod, CD player, TV or other sound source using the appropriate cable connector. The neck loop transmits the audio signals to the telecoil in the hearing aid. Bluetooth neck loops are gateways that provide audio conversion from any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop or iPod to the hearing aid. See NFMI.

Ditch the Background Noise
When hearing-impaired users see this sign, they can switch their hearing aids to T-coil mode and pick up announcements directly without background noise. (Image courtesy of,
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
This year, the neck loop scarf has burst onto the scene and is making a statement.
2009) observed neck loop position of 40 resting adult American Flamingos at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
For best results with small banners, PowerTabs can be attached to four corners of a sign with a rope passing through the neck loop on the outside of the grommet.
In the interventional suite, a 25 mm Nitinol goose neck loop snare (Microvena, White Bear Lake, MN) was used to engage the cranial tip of the TIPS shunt, demonstrating free mobility and caudal retraction and therefore providing ample room for cross-clamping (Figure 3).
These wireless earphones have a neck loop and hang like dog tags, hence the name.
There need be no break in the conversation when you get off the bike -- just remove the headset module from the helmet, attach it to the neck loop and continue talking -- no one will even know you've changed location
The solution offers a choice of inductive neck loop, flat-pack or flexible inductors, each available with a built in microphone and Lemo connector to attach to the CBU.
With ease of use in mind, it comes with a comfortable neck loop and a single button for call handling.
Includes charger, ear wrap, foam ear cushion, 2 silicon ear cushions and neck loop lanyard.
The number of IR emitters and auxiliary neck loops or lanyards should be based on these numbers and should comply with calculations based on ADA compliance for assistive listening systems.
4 Fully Vested Saks is brimming with fun furs, from Adrienne Landau's cheery little neck loops ($175) to a best-selling leopard vest ($475) that's so chic, lightweight and sexy you'll want to wear it indoors and out Saks Fifth Avenue, 3501 S.