Audio Induction Loops

What are audio induction loops?

Audio induction loop systems can help users of hearing aids to follow speeches, presentations and lectures. An induction loop is a wire loop which produces a magnetic field in the area around which it has been placed. The magnetic field can be used to transmit acoustic signals to hearing aids. Induction loops may be fixed or portable.

How are induction loop systems used?

To pick up acoustic signals from an induction loop, your hearing aid has to have a so-called “telecoil” or “T-coil”. If your hearing aid has a T-coil, you can receive audio signals within the area surrounded by the induction loop. To do this, you have to activate the “T” switch on your hearing aid. It is advisable to inform the organisers before the start of the event that you will be using the induction loop system to ensure that it is switched on.

Audio Induction Loops at the University

The University of Vienna is anxious to equip more rooms with Audio Induction Loops. Areas with possibilities to use the loops are marked with the pictogramm you can see above. 

At the moment following lecutre halls are equipped with Audi Induction Loops:

  • HS I, II,
    at NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude), Universitätsstraße 7
  • Hörsaal C1
    Hörsaalzentrum at the Campus of the University of Vienna, Spitalsgasse 2–4
  • Hörsaal C2
    iHörsaalzentrum at the Campus of the University of Vienna, Spitalsgasse 2–4
  • Hörsaal 1
    at Sensengasse 3a
  • Seminarraum 1, Seminarraum 2
    Court 1 of the Campus of the Universtiy of Vienna
  • Hörsaal E, F, G
    at Psychologicum, Liebiggasse 5
  • Hörsaal 33
    C, Universitätsring 1
  • Hörsaal 41
    V, Universitätsring 1
  • Hörsaal 1, 2 und 3, Seminarräume 2-5 und 7-8
    Währingerstraße 29
  • Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 (OMP1)