Hi, I’m an audio engineer and we currently have a loop / t-coil system that our hearing aid users use. Recently we’ve been getting more users with Bluetooth hearing aids that aren’t loop enabled.
We want to make sure all our users can hear our stream so I’ve looked into Bluetooth adapters / streamers.
It appears that each hearing aid manufacturer has their own Bluetooth configuration for their own hearing aids which means we’d have to support five or so different makes of streamer. Our budget wouldn’t stretch to that.
This seems a tad overkill given the loop is generic.
I’ve seen that most Bluetooth hearing aids regardless of manufacturer have the ability to link via Bluetooth headset profile (HSP) or Bluetooth handsfree profile (HFP).
So… is there such a thing as a “loop / t-coil to Bluetooth (HFP)” neckloop ?
The Bluetooth hearing aid user could could then pick up one at the door, use it for the session and pop it back afterwards.
I’ve done hours of searching and can only find neckloops that do the reverse, stream Bluetooth to a non Bluetooth enabled t-coil hearing aid.