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All About T-coils and Hearing Loops Systems

Hearing Loop Systems in Rhode Island:  

Phone: (401) 585-5439

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Address:  989 Reservoir Avenue #203  Cranston, RI 02910

By:  Sara Carnevale Fearon, AuD

Posted July 18, 2017

​A telecoil is a small copper coil inside your hearing aid.  Hearing aids with an activated telecoil convert an electromagnetic field (created by a loop system) into a sound signal.  Telecoils are built into many hearing aids.   Telecoils are not automatically on - you will need a separate t-coil program to access a hearing loop system.   Please make sure to let us know if you would like us to activate the t-coil in your hearing aid.  If you don't have a t-coil in your hearing aid, there are some other options that will allow you to access a loop system, please ask us for more information. 


What is a Hearing Loop System?
  

Simply put, looping takes a signal from a sound source (i.e. a public-address system) and transmits it through an amplifier to a wire that surrounds (or loops) the audience. That wire sends an electromagnetic signal, wirelessly, directly to your hearing aid, which has a telecoil that receives it.  You get a direct, clear signal; one without crowd noise, echoes, or any other inference. You will find loop systems at theaters, places of worship, airports, and even in taxis!  Slowly but steadily, hearing loop systems are becoming available here in Rhode Island.  


Below you will find a list of currently available loop systems in RI.  There are more systems being installed all the time.  We will do our best to keep this list as up to date as possible!

List complied by: D. R. Abell  5/30/2017

Facility NameRooms HAT Available# of LoopsAddress
St. John the Evangelist Church
Sanctuary 161 Poplar Street
Newport, RI 02840
St. Paul's Church
Sanctuary155 Main Street
Wickford, RI 02852
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church

Parish Hall

Chapel/multipurpose room

Historic church

2324 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Peace Dale Congregational Church
Main sanctuary
1261 Columbia Street
Peace Dale, RI 02869

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

of South County

Sanctuary

Choir area

227 North Road
Peace Dale, RI 02879
Rhode Island State House

Room 35 (House Finance Committee)

State Governor’s Reception Room (Room 222)

Largest Senate hearing room (Room 313)

Senate gallery and both House galleries.

590 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903
Roger Williams National Memorial
Visitors Center1282 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Providence Athenaeum 

1251 Benefit Street 
Providence, RI 02903
Brown University (BERT)
Room 130185 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02912
North Kingstown Free Library
Meeting Room1100 Boone Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852


Get in the Loop: 

When a hearing aid isn't enough...

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Hearing aids are wonderful technology for enhancing your ability to communicate.  However, hearing aids are intended for personal communication (within 6ft or so).  This is problematic for situations like the theater, worship services, and lectures. 
   

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