Nokia has announced to release Wireless Loopset, an accessory especially designed for hearing impaired people. Thanks to incorporated T-coil, which is equipped with hearing aid or cochlear implant, users can enjoy hands free communication.
The Loopset is compatible with phones via Bluetooth connectivity. Other features of the latest hands-free accessory are vibrating alert, adjustable sidetone level for enhanced clarity and optimized volume range and frequency response. For the ease of use, the device comes along with a neckloop and a single button for call handling.
“The Nokia Wireless Loopset provides hearing aid users with a hassle-free and hands-free connection to their mobile phones,” said Peeta Piiparinen, R&D Specialist, Nokia. “Sound is amplified more efficiently, while the distance between the phone and hearing aid means that the possibility of interference is greatly reduced. The loopset filters out background noise, which increases speech discrimination, and offers excellent audio quality in a range of environments such as the car, office, or even in windy conditions outdoors.”
The Wireless Loopset is scheduled to ship worldwide in Q1 of 2009. It is expected to carry the price tag of devices and other compatible audio devices. The Loopset is expected to start shipping worldwide in the first quarter 2009, with an estimated price of less than 200 Euros (before taxes and subsidies).