Connect every member of your audience to the beauty of sound
An estimated 1.1 billion people around the world are affected by hearing loss – that’s about 16% of the world’s population. Around 1 in 4 of these people will use a hearing aid.
Technology is evolving to make hearing aids as simple as putting on a pair of glasses. Fitting your space with a Hearing Loop allows your whole audience to enjoy equal access to your presentation.
What does a Hearing Loop system do?
Hearing Loop systems take an audio signal and transmit it as a magnetic field into a
space where hearing aids can receive the signal and convert it back to high
Why should we install Hearing Loops?
Every day millions of hearing aid users utilise Assistive Listening Devices to access equal auditory information within airports, lecture halls, theatres, points of sales and anywhere they are required to access audio services.
Despite digital advancements, modern hearing aids are still primarily designed for 1 to 1 communications over short distances. Separating environmental background noise in busy environments from the sound that the user wishes to hear can be difficult or impossible with any distance to the sound source, such as a speaker, exacerbating the problem.
To enable people with hearing loss to have an equal experience, it is essential they are provided with equal access to the same information and communication as hearing people.
This significant section of our society is protected by anti-discrimination legislation (varies dependent on each country) which requires service providers to make reasonable adjustments to their services to cater for them using ‘Assistive Listening’ technology.
The only suitable Assistive Listening technology that is transient and doesn’t require the handing out of receivers, is a Hearing Loop – as Hearing Loops function by connecting directly to the users own receiver, their hearing aid.
Facility operators can find themselves in an actionable position if there is no service provision that is of a genuine benefit to those with hearing loss. The measurable performance of a Hearing Loop is defined in the IEC 60118-4 Standard, so it is imperative that a well-designed and fully functional system is installed.