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Expensive for what it is, but it does what it needs to do!
on 16 August 2013
I bought this to let me periodically check the hearing aid loop in our church is working. I occasionally get folk with hearing aids say they can't hear what's being said - sometimes they've come back a few weeks later and said their hearing aid had been faulty. However, I've also found, on a couple of occasions, that the loop driver had been turned off (and it's not in a place where this would be spotted unless you wanted to check. With this box, and my headphones plugged into it, I can tell the loop is working; it also lets me check it's coverage into adjoining rooms. In the latter case, it's meant we haven't had to spend time, effort and money extending the current loop to serve a new room being brought into use.
It's a simple piece of kit and, if I still had my old workbench and tools I could probably have built one for a lot less. However, I would probably have included a filter for mains hum (something in most modern hearing aids) - this unit doesn't and it picks it up terribly (or should that be "well" as it sometimes drowns out the wanted audio) - I have to move several yards away from the sound board to check the actual broadcast signal. It gives me exercise (good) but it shouldn't be necessary.
It lets me check what I need to check, so it does its job, but it could be doing it better.