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Why choose a hearing assistance setup?

Hearing loss affects 1 in 6 people within the UK and affects 8 million people aged 60 or over, resulting in many people using hearing aids to increase the volume of nearby sounds.

Hearing assistance systems can help users in a variety of venues such as houses of worship, schools, colleges, universities, meeting rooms, outdoor sports stadia, lecture theatres, transport hubs, and healthcare venues.

These fantastic installations are beneficial within crowded noisy venues such as bars and restaurants. If somebody is struggling to hear us in these venues we might get closer to the person we want to talk to and probably speak directly into their ear. Hearing assistance systems work in exactly the same way. A microphone is positioned  close to the person speaking with the intention of only reproducing their voice. The microphone is processed, amplified, and delivered directly into the listener's ear. 

Types of hearing assistance setups.

Hearing assistance systems can take several forms and follow different methodologies such as;

- Induction Loops
- Infra-red arrangements
- FM systems
- Bluetooth setups
Whilst all of these solutions have their places, induction loop systems are by far the most popular.

Our experience and knowledge on hearing assistance allows us to provide, design, and install all of the above systems. We work with every establishment to find which arrangement would be best for their customers or visitors.

Previous installations

We have a vast array of past projects and knowledge to support our clients in this important area. Our systems can be found in a diverse range of buildings and application

As a team, we see many proposals and actual installations that are well-meaning in terms of providing some hearing assistance to building users, but very often they have not been fully thought through, and whilst induction loops do have many benefits, they do come with some challenges if not considered properly and critically, they must be designed correctly and properly maintained at regular intervals.

Our reliable team has the training, expertise, and knowledge to design, install and commission these systems properly whilst keeping all of these issues in mind to mitigate risks and promote positive engagement of people with disabilities.

Servicing and maintenance

nduction loop systems can be easily forgotten about and are likely to present issues to those that need the system, and our experience suggests that issues do not always get reported. It is therefore essential that setups are checked by staff for basic functionality before events and that a more thorough inspection is undertaken on an annual basis.

Many issues with hearing assistance systems come from cut loop cables, microphones being moved and loop amplifiers failing, so we check and recalibrate a range of functions to ensure the system has proper functionality.

Having your systems serviced regularly is important, and we offer all new and existing clients access to our Maintenance and Annual Check-up services, and our team can provide you with periodic maintenance servicing for hearing assistance as prescribed in the IEC60118-4:2006 standard.

Contact our team

If you want to discuss a new sound and communication installation, or want your existing systems servicing or repairing then we would love to hear from you. No job is too big or too small. If you have any queries about our services or would like to discuss a job with us our friendly and dedicated team will help in anyway they can. 

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Where we have worked

We are really proud of some of the projects that we have been involved in and that many high profiled clients put their trust in us.
Loom Loft
Loom Loft
Barrow, Clitheroe
Emirates Old Trafford Cricket
Emirates Old Trafford Cricket
Stretford, Manchester
Muse
Muse
Manchester City Centre
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
West Bridgford, Nottingham
St Peter's RC Church
St Peter's RC Church
Lytham St. Annes
Northcote
Northcote
Langho, Blackburn
Stonyhurst College
Stonyhurst College
Hurst Green, Blackburn
Caffè Nero
Caffè Nero
Old Trafford, Manchester
Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn
Trafford, Manchester
Mahdlo Youth Zone
Mahdlo Youth Zone
Oldham, Greater Manchester
St Peter's Stonyhurst
St Peter's Stonyhurst
Hurst Green, Blackburn