A telecoil or T-Coil is a tiny coiled copper wire that is placed inside your hearing aid.
A telecoil can help improve speech understanding on the telephone or in a public place equipped with an induction loop system. Many auditoriums, public transportation places such as airports and bus stations, theaters, places of worship, and even grocery stores have loop systems.
Not all hearing aids come with telecoils so this is an important topic to discuss with our hearing care providers.
The www.ALDlocator.com website lists some public places that have assistive listening technology in your area and what type of system is available. Additional venues in your area may have a hearing system, but not be listed on the website.