About Hearing Loops Unlimited

Hearing Loops Unlimited, (HLU) was initiated in 2012 with the renovation of the historic Dryden Theater, Eastman House in Rochester, NY, and the installation of a phase array hearing loop serving every seat in the theater. Since that time, and 250 + projects later, HLU has continued to meet the needs of people with hearing loss with unique custom hearing loop installations.

Your assistive listening system and hearing loop professionals. Certified installers for Contacta, Listen Technologies, Williams Sound, and Univox. Hearing Loops Unlimited provides commercial and residential assistive listening systems specializing in hearing loop design, sales, and installation. We follow a three step process, in conformance with IEC 60118.4 standards: Assessment, Design, and Installation / Testing.
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Don Bataille
Architect - Hearing Aid User - Hearing Loop Designer

Don is one of North America's leading experts on hearing loops. He is an IEC-certified hearing loop system installer who is also a licensed architect; uniquely qualified to lead the industry toward the adoption of hearing loop technology in North America as it enjoyed in Europe.

His commitment to helping hearing-impaired individuals experience the full richness of the world around them has earned him respect and accolades from relevant organizations and his peers:

• 2014 Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Presidents Award Recipient
• New York State HLAA Professional Advisory Board Member
• Past President HLAA-Rochester, • NY Chapter Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2) Co-Chair, Rochester Prevention Research Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Don speaks at national and regional conferences on the benefits of hearing loop technology, including the 2015 ADA National Symposium in Atlanta, 2016 HLAA National Conference in Washington, DC and 2016 APHA National Conference in Denver.
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Matt Bataille, JD
Chief Operating Officer

Matt is an accomplished executive leader with a history of success orchestrating the startup and growth of diverse organizations. After graduating from the University of Rochester with highest honors, he received a Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law where he was an active participant with school pro bono activities.

Matt served as a Legal Specialist in the United States Army Reserve. Matt developed and holds patents that resolve silica issues used by the largest oil and gas producers in the world. He was COO over a group of Porsche, Audi, Saaba, Volkswagen, Infiniti, Nissan and Toyota dealerships with revenues exceeding $140 million. He led contract negotiations with Nissan North America and was awarded a rare open point. He secured the development contract for the historic King Edward Hotel and secured the partnership position for the Standard Life highrise renovation and development. He holds the largest NFL client base in the Southeast in the NFL concussion law suit in Federal Court. Matt has helped numerous professional athletes launch nonprofit community organizations and educational foundations.

This diverse skill set is now focused on bringing widespread installation of hearing loops in North America for the benefit of all who use hearing aids and cochlear implants.