Become a loop checker
Hearing Link’s Let’s Loop the UK initiative aims to harness the energy and enthusiasm of Hearing Link volunteers to both raise the profile of loop systems in public places and improve their effectiveness.
We are recruiting volunteers who use hearing aids or cochlear implants with ‘T’ settings, to carry out checks in their local communities in places such as hospitals, theatres, shops, offices and banks. Loop listeners can also be provided so non-hearing aid users can also take part – please contact us for further information.
Volunteers ‘checkers’ will be asked to complete an audit form for each local venue they visit and submit their results to Hearing Link. These will then be published on independent website www.letsloopnow.com
The information gathered will also be used to encourage retailers and providers of public services, to improve accessibility for people who are hard of hearing. It will also help us to generate greater understanding of hearing loop technology amongst hearing aid users.
We also have 10 ‘Let’s Loop’ groups across the UK located in Eastbourne, Surrey, Lewes, Worthing, Swindon, Westminster, Chester, Poynton (Manchester), Newcastle and Derby. Further groups are currently being established in Salisbury, Calne (Wiltshire), Cotswolds, Epping Forest, Redbridge (Essex), Londonderry, Belfast and Edinburgh. Please contact us if you wish to become involved in these initiatives.
To find out more about loop checking email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 111 1113 or text 07526 123255.
Hearing Link speaks to the BBC about Let’s Loop the UK. Watch now!
To find out what to expect from a loop and how to check one please watch this video produced by Ampetronic in conjunction with Hearing Link (to access subtitles click on the rectangular box next to the cog on bottom right hand corner of video).