Hearing Loops

The City of St. Albert has installed several hearing loops as a trial project to evaluate the needs for this system for the residents of St. Albert.

What is a hearing loop?

A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically. The electromagnetic signal is then picked up by the telecoil in the hearing aid or cochlear implant. Loop systems allow hearing-impaired people to hear more clearly. For a person to use the loop system, they must have the ‘T coil program’ activated to be able to connect to the audio.

A diagram of a hearing loop system

Please note: Individual hearing aid providers can activate the T coil and provide instructions on how to access the program


The following locations are now equipped with the hearing loop devices:

  • The Arden Theatre Box Office
  • Fountain Park Recreation Center – Customer Service Desk 
  • St. Albert Public Library – Circulation Desk
  • Servus Place – Various Reception Counters
  • St. Albert Place – Customer Service Center, 1st Floor


Please visit the following links to learn more about hearing loops.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Edmonton Branch of CHHA

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Last edited: November 29, 2019