COAA: Hearing Loop Installations On Grounds

Hearing loop universal symbol

A number of venues at the University have been outfitted with hearing loop technology - also known as induction loop. Hearing Loop is available in a number of rooms in the Rotunda (see below for a list), Old Cabell Hall Auditorium, and the Miller Center Forum Room

Rooms equipped with loop technology will be identified by the universal symbol for hearing with a "T" in the bottom right corner. In the Rotunda, these signs are white with dark brown text and content. 

What is hearing loop technology?

Hearing loops send sound directly from a microphone into a listeners’ telecoil (T-coil) enabled hearing aids or cochlear implant improving clarity and understanding. For the system to work, the hearing aid wearer must have the T-coil in their device turned on. Most hearing aids now come readily equipped with a T-coil, but it often has to be activated by the audiologist.

It is important to remember that if the speaker is not using the microphone and sound system installed in the room you are in, the hearing loop technology will not work.

What if my hearing device is not T-coil enabled?

Personal, portable loop receivers (worn around the neck or clipped to a belt) and headphones (both in-ear and over-the-ear) are available for check-out. Use the venue specific contact information below to reserve a device for your use or for more information.

  • Rotunda: Contact the Rotunda administrative office by email or phone (434) 924-7969.
  • Old Cabell Hall Auditorium (select events): Contact Joel Jacobus, Director of Music Production, by email or phone (434) 924-4485
  • Miller Center Forum Room: Contact Michael Greco, Director of Information Technology, by email or phone (434) 924-4016.

Rooms in the Rotunda equipped with hearing loop:

  • Classroom 150
  • Multipurpose Room (Southwest Wing)
  • Lower West Oval Room
  • Upper West Oval Room
  • Upper East Oval Room (an infrared hearing assistive system is also installed at this location)
  • Dome Room