A Church hearing loop system provides hearing aid users within your congregation with these benefits:

  • Speech is sent directly to hearing aids reducing the background noise.
  • Hearing aids enhance the sound using the individual settings prescribed by the wearers audiologist.
  • This helps hearing aid wearers to feel fully included in church services.

The Equality Act of 2010 requires churches (and other public meetings) to make your service is accessible to people with hearing loss.

Please note: The fitting of a Telecoil pick-up is only optional, some hearing aids do not have that facility and will not work with a hearing loop

Even if your church is too small for a sound system it may benefit from a hearing loop. We have successfully installed such loops in a number of small churches.

The quality of a church hearing loop is very dependent on the following:

  • The age of the sound system and hearing loop equipment
  • The correct choice of hearing loop cable
  • How the loop cable is installed.
  • Signal Strength
  • Microphone quality
  • Electrical interference from lighting and thermostats

We recommend controlling the volume of speakers independently from the volume of your hearing loop

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Exemption from VAT on Hearing loop systems

If your church is a registered charity, they can complete a VAT exemption declaration.
  • The equipment must be paid for out of charitable funds.
  • This must be the first time you have had a hearing loop installed.
  • VAT Relief only applies to the equipment required solely to provide the hearing loop.
  • Any associated sound system or AV equipment is subject to VAT.
Where the microphones and associated equipment are provided solely for the hearing loop, without loudspeakers, then the whole installation would be eligible for VAT relief.