Hearing loop systems and assistive listening solutions
Our partner Ampetronic is a world leader in design and manufacture of audio induction loop system, also known as hearing loop systems or T loops an established technology that helps with hearing loss to increase the clarity of amplified sound in any busy environment by working in conjunction with hearing aids and cochlear implants.
All Ampetronic solutions are developed to provide a genuine benefit to those who experience hearing loss.
How hearing loops work
Hearing Loop Comparison - The Purpose of Assistive Listening
In schools and universities, the induction loop system finds a large presence, especially in large auditoriums, lecture rooms or ordinary classrooms. The application of the system to large auditoriums and lecture rooms with a large number of people is very justified, as the greater the distance between the listener and the sound source, the reverberant properties of the room are applied and the intelligibility decreases. Also, in rooms with a larger number of people, there is significantly more ambient noise, which only reduces intelligibility at a greater distance from the sound source. These problems can be solved with the use of an induction loop system and a hearing aid. The induction loop system is also used in corridors and common rooms or lobbies.
In parliament or in courtrooms, a system of combined induction loops is used due to the ruggedness of the surface and walls. In such spaces, it is important that all participants hear the sound clearly, and therefore the system of combined induction loops is a suitable choice, due to the quality of the coverage of the entire room.
4. Transport infrastructure
The induction sound loop system in vehicles works very well and makes traveling easier for people with hearing impairment.
The induction loop system is also applied to ticket counters, bus stops, metro stations, railway stations or airport terminals where the induction loop system is directly connected to the information audio system. The induction loop system ensures a consistent signal throughout the induction loop area and thus allows users freedom of movement.
5. Cinema, theater, churches and concert halls
In these spaces, similar principles apply to the use of the induction loop system as in large auditoriums or lecture halls, where the surface is stepped and the walls are mostly highly fragmented. The system of induction loops helps to enjoy the work of art and improves its overall interpretation. In such divided rooms, the correct configuration of the system is important for the best possible coverage and minimization of negative effects such as the reverberation properties of the space or the metal content in the construction of the given building. The induction loop system can be applied to new as well as older buildings.
6. Stadiums and sport centers
At outdoor events in large sports stadiums, the induction loop system is used mainly due to the high presence of steel structures, background noise and dispersion of sound energy on a large open area, where all these negative effects are minimized with the help of a hearing aid.