Audio Induction Loop Systems
ADA compliance for “Effective Communications” is physically possible in all Title II and III spaces of public accommodation.
Ironically, ADA-exempt houses of worship are leading the way for hearing loop systems to ensure inclusivity and accessibility at their services and within their communities. The “top ten” advantages of a hearing loop system:
- Virtually no maintenance. Businesses or venues that install loop systems have virtually no maintenance on the system and do not have to purchase or maintain/sanitize/repair headphones such as those used with infrared or FM systems.
- Virtually NO LIMIT to the number of users of the system. All seats are good, front-row seats for ears that need a boost. This fact guarantees compliance with ADA rules for effective communications.
- Discreet assistance for all. Users will not “advertise” their disability by borrowing headphones – they only have to turn on their T-coil to pick up clear sound. There is no stigma attached to using the loop system.
- Win-Win for Hearing Aids & Implants. There is no need to remove a hearing aid while in a properly looped space. Users benefit from the loop technology AND their customized hearing aids for the best possible hearing experience.
- Standardized, International Compatibility. Loop technology uses a standard, universal system that any works with any T-coil equipped personal hearing aid, implant or device — in any country.
- ALL Brands of Hearing Devices Work. All T-coils built into hearing aids and cochlear implants work with ALL loop systems.
- Listeners use hearing aids they own. Sound is optimized for their personal hearing loss and needs.
- Improved clarity and understanding benefits businesses and individuals by reducing stress experienced by staff trying to engage in meaningful conversation with customers.
- Cost Effective. A loop system has a reasonable cost to install with minimal or no maintenance and many decades of reliable use for all seats within the loop.
- Loop systems don’t require you to purchase, maintain, clean and replace portable listening units. Most hearing aids and all cochlear implants have a built-in telecoil. Portable Loop “Listeners” are available ($145 each) and can serve as loaners for those without suitably equipped hearing aids.