Hear the Difference Hearing at our best is vital to good communication and sharing information. It complements our other senses and our enjoyment of music, discussion, and the sounds in our natural environment. A hearing loop is an extension of the sound system that transmits a wireless signal directly to each person needing assistance. It is the only technology that is ADA compliant, provides a clear audio signal without latency and does not require an intermediate device.
Our knowledgeable and friendly team is proud to offer commercial and residential assistive listening systems specializing in hearing loop design, sales, and installations. We follow a three-step process, in conformance with IEC 60118.4 standards: Assessment, Design, and Installation / Testing.
Summary of good hearing loops: • Uniform signal across the listening field that varies no more than +/-3dB • Less than -32dB of electromagnetic interference within the loop • Even frequency response that varies no more than +/-3dB
One of the leading Hearing Loop communities in the United States, Rochester, NY is home to several public looped facilities including The Little Theater L-1, L-2, L-3 & L-4, The Dryden Theater – George Eastman House, MAG Auditorium, Rochester Academy of Medicine Auditorium, and Al Sigl Center Ontario Room, along with numerous houses of worship and local University classrooms.
Why Should Your Venue be Looped? Hearing loss is an invisible disability, a hidden communication disability that needs to be addressed to assure that everyone is included. Hearing loss is not a ‘loudness’ issue as louder is not better nor does increasing the volume address the disability. Hearing loss is an understanding speech issue, unique to every individual. There is no “one fits all” solution.
Individuals tend to lose high frequency sounds first. The high frequencies are where the consonants/speech sounds are located: “th” “s” “t” “p” “k”. The sounds that differentiate similar sounding words like: teeth, feet, thief, piece, etc. The result is misunderstanding words and sentence context.