• The T-Coil is the receiver so listeners with T-Coil-equipped hearing aids or implants do not need a separate receiver.

• Discrete and dignified for listeners with T-Coils inside their hearing aids or cochlear implants.

• Universal and directly compatible with any T-Coil hearing device, independent of the manufacturer.

• No receiver management needed if all listeners have T-Coils.

• Only need to provide the listener who does not have a T-Coil in his or her personal hearing device.

• Perimeter loops (single wire around the room) cannot be used at the same time in adjacent rooms due to the spillover effect. However, phased array technology (a “mat” or “grid” of multiple wires) provides significantly less spillover, thus allowing loops to be installed and used simultaneously in adjacent rooms.

• Loops might be difficult or impractical to install at some facilities.

• No privacy as signal is universal and not encrypted.

• While it’s possible that fewer receivers will be needed, some patrons might not use hearing aids but still experience difficulty hearing in large venues. Hence, facility owners will still be required to maintain, clean, dispense and collect receivers and keep receiver batteries charged.

• T-Coil receivers (inside hearing aids/cochlear implants or used with earphones) are susceptible to electromagnetic interference from electrical equipment. Therefore, care needs to be taken to reduce/eliminate this interference before installing the loop system.

• Cannot support hearing assistance and audio description for the blind and cannot support multiple language.