Audio Directions, an innovative technology firm with design, engineering and manufacturing headquartered in Trenton, NJ, specializes in advanced audio induction “LOOP” solutions for the hard-of-hearing in noisy public spaces — from emergency call systems on NYC subway platforms to hospitals, museums, libraries, meeting rooms and retail spaces across the U.S.
What is a Hearing Loop and Why Would Anyone Need One?
Delivering a crystal-clear audio signal directly to telecoil (T-Coil) receivers that are built into hearing aids and cochlear implants is the gold standard for assistive listening technology. Beyond ADA compliance, hearing “LOOP” technology provides a seamless, inclusive accommodation for those with hearing loss – for large groups and for face-to-face conversations where privacy is warranted.
Personal hearing devices are effective in quiet spaces within a radius of 5-6 feet. In noisy, acoustically challenging public spaces, hearing aids amplify and distort sounds, making it difficult (or impossible) to understand speech and enjoy the sounds of music and theatre.
As advocates for assistive listening technology, the outreach team at Audio Directions brings awareness and education to industries that serve the 48 million Americans living with hearing loss.
Based upon feedback from members of the Hearing Loss Association of America (hearingloss.org), the team’s primary focus has been on effective communications in hospitals, urgent care centers, pharmacies, group practices, etc. Libraries, civic and retail spaces and workplaces are also a priority.
“Audio Directions 4 Hearing” was a division of Emcom Systems up until December 2017 when it was incorporated as Audio Directions, LLC.
127 Route 206 South ~ Suite 27
Trenton, NJ 08610