Definition of telecoil in English:

telecoil

noun

  • A coil of wire in a hearing aid or cochlear implant that receives electromagnetic signals generated by audio induction loops for conversion into sound.

    ‘the auditorium is equipped with an audio loop that visitors may tune into by activating the telecoils in their hearing aid’

Origin

1950s: from tele- + coil.

Pronunciation

telecoil

/ˈtɛləˌkɔɪl//ˈteləˌkoil/