A hearing loop allows you to receive wireless signals from a microphone, such as a PA system in an auditorium. To use the loop you need to have a telecoil in your hearing aid and be able to turn the telecoil on with a switch, remote control, or smartphone. (If you’re not sure, ask your audiologist – many behind-the-ear hearing aids have telecoils). The loop eliminates distance and room noise, sending the speaker’s voice direct to your hearing aid. You’ll know there is a hearing loop available if you see a blue ear sign with a “T” (for telecoil). Anything can be looped: the drive-through at McDonalds; a train ticket window; even your living-room TV.