Assisted Hearing and Induction Loop Systems
Induction loop systems are becoming more and more common throughout businesses, especially those that have dealings with the public, and in many cases these are a statutory requirement.
With the implementation of the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) they became an essential part of the buildings communication systems and now the Equality Act further enforces these requirements. An induction loop system basically comprises of an input source, such as a microphone, connected to an amplifier, which is in turn connected to a loop of cable. The loop of cable radiates an electro-magnetic field which can be picked up on the hearing aids used by the hard of hearing when they switch their hearing aid to the 'T' position. Induction loop systems can be complex and lots of external factors can influence their performance.
If you want a working system that complies with BS EN 60118-4 then you need professional advice from us. Assistive listening systems can also be used to provide a means of broadcasting audio to the hard of hearing. Systems commonly use an Infra Red light transmission device to send the audio, but other technologies such as FM radio transmission may also provide an acceptable solution. No matter what your requirement is we will be able to help and we will gladly provide our advice and recommendations free of charge. We will even come to your premises and carry out a free survey* and provide a cost for an suitable solution.
Blaydon Communications Ltd.
Tyne and Wear,