Audio Directions is an innovative technology firm that specializes in assistive hearing solutions and effective communication strategies for places of public accommodation. The solutions we provide feature audio induction (hearing) loop technology, which is consumer-preferred by those who depend upon hearing aids, cochlear implants, bone-conduction devices and other telecoil receivers.
Our best-selling hearing loop driver was originally designed for “Blue Light Station” emergency phones on NYC-MTA subway platforms. In that acoustically harsh environment, hearing impaired travelers are able to communicate with 911 emergency operators – because of the built-in hearing loop driver.
Solutions by Audio Directions are designed to “Remove the Ask” for those with hearing loss by delivering communications accessibility and inclusivity in all types of environments — from subway platforms to theaters, hospitals, corporate offices, museums, airports, senior living communities, houses of worship, libraries, conference centers and retail spaces across the U.S.
Audio Directions’ highly experienced designers, installers and educators across the US maintain a critical and necessary focus on
- acoustical properties of interior environments and inherent sound systems, if any;
- communication style(s) and needs of all constituents;
- staff training for ongoing use of advanced solutions that improve communication for all;
- compliance with ADA requirements and all local building codes;
- compliance with the international code for effective hearing loop coverage (IEC 60118-4).
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What is a “Hearing Loop” System?
Hearing loops are the consumer-preferred assistive technology that make “all the difference in the world” for those who are unable to participate in conversations and presentations in public spaces without this accommodation.
When designed and installed to meet the international code, IEC-60188-4, a hearing loop system delivers a wireless audio signal to all brands of telecoil-equipped hearing aids, cochlear implants, bone-conduction devices and other “telecoil receivers.”
Beyond ADA compliance, hearing loop technology provides a seamless, inclusive accommodation for those with hearing loss — for large group settings and one-to-one conversations where privacy is warranted.
As advocates for assistive hearing technology and effective communication strategies, the team at Audio Directions brings awareness, technology and education to industries that serve, employ and engage 48 million Americans with all degrees of hearing loss.