With the full return to face-to-face learning, non-essential retail opening and many workplaces in full swing, social distancing means communication can be impacted, especially with screens and face coverings adding physical barriers for communication. Being able to communicate clearly is essential in these environments, and this is even more important for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Returning To Some Form of Normality
1 in 6 people experience hearing loss to a degree, and with social distancing measures as people return to work, there is added strain on communication. However, for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, in a group setting or a public place, it is not easy to differentiate between background noise and the main source of sound.
As we return to some form of normality, making the most of assistive technology can make life a lot easier. With the added stresses of social distancing within different environments, anything that can ease things, even a little, is very welcome! This is where assistive technology, particularly Induction Loops come into their own.
As the default assistive listening technology in many countries, Induction Loops are the most freely available assistive technology for people with hearing aids, cochlear implants and Bone Attached Hearing Aids. They work by producing a signal that connects directly to a telecoil enabled hearing aid or hearing aid accessory, allowing hearing aid wearers to listen to clear sound over distance and in background noise.
There are three main types of Induction Loop systems. Portable Induction Loops for smaller requirements offer one to one communication with a person wearing a hearing instrument with a telecoil in the T or loop setting. Secondly, Counter Induction Loops are useful for hotels, shops or business receptions to boost the customer experience for those with hearing loss. Finally, Room Induction Loop systems are used in lecture rooms, school halls, theatres and other places where a large number of people gather. They help people with hearing aids and cochlear implants to hear more clearly when there is a lot of background noise.
Installation at iHear
At iHear, we can install, and provide training on Induction Loop systems throughout Scotland. We have over 17 years of experience with the design, supply, installation, training and maintenance of Induction Loop systems, so whether you operate a school or college or are refurbishing your office or retail space, Induction Loops can help those with assistive hearing requirements hear you and your employees clearly. Induction Loop Systems are essential for ensuring you offer the most accessible customer service for employees, partners and visitors to your business, so get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you and your business.
You can buy our Induction Loops online today and enjoy free UK delivery. Although very straightforward to use, due to some government restrictions, we also offer a Remote Set-up and Training service that allows you to start using the Induction Loop with confidence.