Hearing Loop


Copper Loop Assistive Listening system offers crystal-clear sound!

Patrons with hearing loss will be amazed when they hear the clear, vibrant sound produced by the Copper Loop Assistive Listening system installed in The Center’s new auditorium. This ground-breaking technology has been around for a long time, but the hearing-aid technology had to catch up with it before it could catch on in the United States. Hearing loop systems are currently being used at notable venues, such as the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. House of Representatives, Yankee Stadium, Lincoln Center, and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream factory tours, to name a few.

Some of the benefits offered by copper loop assistive listening system include:

  • Convenience. No need to make advance arrangements, simply show up for the performance and switch your hearing aid setting from M (microphone) to T (T-coil).
  • Enhanced sound quality. The sound from the performance is transmitted directly to the recipients hearing aid, providing clear sound, eliminating irritating background noise, and allowing for personalized volume adjustment. 
  • Inconspicuous. Enables patrons with hearing loss to focus on the performance while remaining discreet and unnoticeable.
  • ADA compliant. Meets all of the requirements for assistive listening devices stipulated by the American Disabilities Act. 
  • Internationally recognized. Hearing loops are the universal standard for assisted listening devices, protected and regulated by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. The symbol for hearing loop systems as shown is internationally recognized and displayed in venues all over the world.

Most modern hearing aids and cochlear implants come fitted with T-coils. But don’t worry if your hearing aid does not have a telecoil, portable assistive listening devices (ALDs) will be provided by The Center upon request. 

The copper loop hearing system is perfect for performing arts venues like The Center because it delivers sound directly to a telecoil (T-coil) receiver within a hearing aid. In effect, the hearing aid becomes an in-ear speaker that adjusts the sound accordingly and eliminates annoying background noise.



The Center’s hearing loop system will be installed by Copper Loop Assistive Listening Devices, a local Nevada City company owned by Jeff Klus. When it comes to hearing loop systems, Klus speaks from personal experience:

“As a result of my own hearing loss I have become a devoted advocate of hearing loop systems. My wish is that all hearing aid users and those with hearing loss in general will be able to benefit from the use of this assistive listening system at some point in their lives.”

The company has installed hearing loop systems all over Northern California, including Wolf Creek Lodge Co-Housing in Nevada City and the Fremont BART station. To learn more about Copper Loop Assistive Listening Devices, go to www.copperloop.net.


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