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Neck Loop and Ear Hook Selection

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tLOOP Neck Loop

Neck Loop and Ear Hook Comparison Guide

(Bluetooth headsets please see: Bluetooth Headset Comparison Guide)

TecEar's "Ear Hook and Neck Loop Comparison Guide" is designed as a quick reference to assist in assessing the similarities and differences between various hearing assistance products.

T-coil inductive ear hooks and neck loops provide hearing aid and cochlear implants users with additional hearing assistance in specialized listening situations such as when talking on the phone or listening to music.

Some users prefer ear hooks; others favor neck loops. Some products require batteries or recharging; others offer a simpler, passive approach while still being extremely effective.

If you have questions or would like help making your selection, please feel free to contact TecEar: Info@TecEar.com

 

T-Link
single/dual

TecEar recommended

NoiZfree-Mobile
single/twin/HR

CLA7v2
Powered Neck Loop

TecEar recommended

Geemarc tLOOP
Powered Neck Loop

Music Link
single/dual

TecEar recommended

iNoiZ-Music
single/twin/HR

NoiZfree neckLOOP

iLOOP Powered Neck Loop

NoiZfree-PC
single/twin/HR

  T-Link (dual), with its silhouette style ear hooks, is a hands free phone kit accessory for hard of hearing phone and cell phone users. NoiZfree-Mobile ClearSounds CLA7v2 Amplified Neck Loop for T-coil telephone and audio from TecEar.com. Geemarc tLOOP Powered Neck Loop for T-coil telephone and audio from TecEar.com. Music Link white, stereo, T-coil inductive ear hooks from TecEar.com. iNoiZ-Music Single NoiZfree neckLOOP Geemarc iLOOP Powered Neck Loop for iPod and audio from TecEar.com. NoiZfree-PC

Price

$39.00 / $49.00

$39.00 / $49.00

$69.95

$99.95

$39.00 / $49.00

$39.00 / $49.00

$49.00

$99.95

$39.00 / $49.00

Use

Cell phone,
Cordless phone,
Desktop phone
(Audio, Smart Phone, iPhone, PC VOIP - via available adapters)

Cell phone,
Cordless phone,
Desk phone,
Audio

Cell phone,
iPhone, Blackberry
Cordless phone,
Desk phone

Cell phone,
Cordless phone,
Desk phone,
Audio

Audio,
Computer Audio

Audio,
Computer Audio

Audio,
Computer Audio

iPod Audio,
Computer Audio

Computer Communication and Audio

Mono/Stereo

Mono

Mono

(right stereo channel only, via included 3.5mm audio adapter)

Mono phone

Stereo audio
(merged left and right stereo channels)

Mono

(left stereo channel only, via included 3.5mm audio adapter)

Stereo audio
(dual - left and right channels)
(single - merged left and right stereo channels)

Stereo audio
(twin - left and right channels)
(single - merged left and right stereo channels)

Stereo audio
(merged left and right stereo channels)

Stereo audio
(merged left and right stereo channels)

Mono audio
(left stereo channel only)

Style

Standard size
Light weight
Ear hooks

Standard size
Medium weight
Ear hooks

Powered Neck Loop
2 x AAA battery

Powered Neck Loop
2 x AAA battery

Smaller design
Light weight
Ear hooks

Standard size
Medium weight
Ear hooks
with coiled cable

Neck Loop
with coiled cable

Powered Neck Loop
2 x AAA battery

Medium weight
Ear hooks
with coiled cable

Signal strength / volume

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T-Link
single/dual

NoiZfree-Mobile
single/twin/HR

CLA7v2 Powered Neck Loop

Geemarc tLOOP Powered Neck Loop

Music Link
single/dual

iNoiZ-Music
single/twin/HR

NoiZfree neckLOOP

iLOOP Powered Neck Loop

NoiZfree-PC
single/twin/HR

Built-in microphone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

Volume control

No
(via cell phone and/or hearing aid volume controls)

No
(via cell phone and/or hearing aid volume controls)

Yes

Yes

No
(via audio device and/or hearing aid volume controls)

No
(via audio device and/or hearing aid volume controls)

No
(via audio device and/or hearing aid volume controls)

Yes

No
(via computer and/or hearing aid volume controls)

Hands-Free:
Voice Tag &
Last Number Redial

Yes
via cell phone side button
(phone dependent)

Yes
via cell phone side button
(phone dependent)

Yes
via cell phone side button
(phone dependent)

Yes
via cell phone side button
(phone dependent)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cell Phone Ring Tone

Plays ringer/melody selection as configured in phone settings

Plays ringer/melody selection as configured in phone settings

Plays ringer/melody selection as configured in phone settings

Plays ringer/melody selection as configured in phone settings

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

T-Link
single/dual

NoiZfree-Mobile
single/twin/HR

CLA7v2 Powered Neck Loop

Geemarc tLOOP Powered Neck Loop

Music Link
single/dual

iNoiZ-Music
single/twin/HR

NoiZfree neckLOOP

iLOOP Powered Neck Loop

NoiZfree-PC
single/twin/HR

Wire Color

Black

Black

Black

Black

Black or White

White

Black

White

Black

Plug size

2.5mm
right-angle

2.5mm
right-angle

2.5mm and 3.5mm
straight

2.5mm
right-angle

3.5mm
straight low profile

3.5mm
straight

3.5mm
right-angle

3.5mm
right-angle

2 x 3.5mm
straight

On/Off switch

No
(always on)

No
(always on)

Yes
(on/off switch
 conserves batteries)

Yes
(on/off switch
 conserves batteries)

No
(always on)

No
(always on)

No
(always on)

Yes
(on/off switch
 conserves batteries)

No
(always on)

Battery powered

No

No

Removable:
2 Rechargeable or Disposable AAA batteries

Removable:
2 Rechargeable or Disposable AAA batteries

No

No

No

Removable:
2 Rechargeable or Disposable AAA batteries

No

Accessories

Headset Buddy adapters available for:
Smart Phone, iPhone
Desk phone
PC Sound Card mic&audio

Included 3.5mm audio adapter
(right stereo channel only)

Includes 4 adapter cables for phone and audio

Optional CS-M22C adapter cable provides compatibility with Plantronics M12 and M22 Vista series desk-phone amplifiers

Included 3.5mm audio adapter
(left stereo channel only)

None

None

None

None

None

T-coil compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Manufacturer warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

 

T-Link
single/dual

NoiZfree-Mobile
single/twin/HR

CLA7v2 Powered Neck Loop

Geemarc tLOOP Powered Neck Loop

Music Link
single/dual

iNoiZ-Music
single/twin/HR

NoiZfree neckLOOP

iLOOP Powered Neck Loop

NoiZfree-PC
single/twin/HR

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