Communication Supportive Technology

Types of Assistive Listening Systems - Communication Access in Public Areas

All assistive listening sytems are required to be accessible for people with hearing aids, people with hearing aids but no telecoil, and people without hearing aids. Communication Supportive Technology is the prevalent confront for individuals with hearing impairment either it is verbal or written. It helps individuals to share their thoughts to the external world. Communication assistive technology can be categorized into three further systems as:

Hearing loops, or induction loops

Hearing loops, or induction loops, are a type of assistive listening system (ALS) that transmit sound directly to a listener’s telecoil-enabled hearing aids or cochlear implants for improved clarity and understanding. Hearing loops deliver intelligible, distortion-free speech and sound in environments where distance, ambient noise, and challenging acoustics otherwise make listening and understanding with hearing aids and cochlear implants virtually impossible. Technically known as audio frequency induction loop systems (AFILS), hearing loops consist of a special amplifier and a copper wire that transmits sound via a magnetic field. Any hearing device with a manually accessible telecoil becomes a wireless receiver in the hearing loop. Hearing loops work in any size venue or location, from a large auditorium to a taxi or an elevator .hearing loops are used in a variety of environments such as bank counters, ticket offices and supermarket checkouts. They assist in situations where conversation between two people takes place and can be either fixed or portable.

Portable induction loop

The portable localised field induction loop system has been designed specifically to aid communication with hard-of-hearing people who have the ’T’ programme on their hearing aid.

Wireless Induction Loop

It is a system that allows electronicaudio sources to be wirelessly connected to a hearing aid's


Domestic room loop amplifiers

A domestic loop amplifier can make a dramatic improvement to the quality of TV sound for people who use hearing aids.The preferred method of connection for a loop amplifier is via a TV SCART connection - unlike using many headphones sockets using a SCART connection will not cut off the normal sound for others in the room. Alternatively a microphone may be attached close to the TV or HI-fi speaker.

Integrated Hearing Loops

Integrated hearing loops are used in systems such as ticket machines, door entry intercoms and supermarket checkouts. They allow self-service counters, help points and a variety of automated machines to provide audio instruction to those with hearing loss.

Oval Window Microloop III Induction Loop System


The Oval Window Microloop III is an induction loop hearing assistance system that is suitable for TV rooms, and small classrooms and meeting rooms. The system is compatible with all telecoil-equipped hearing aids as well as loop receivers with headphones, and can typically service up to 30 people.

Williams Sound PLA 90 Counter Induction Loop


The Williams Sound PLA 90 is a portable countertop induction loop system that provides listening assistance for individuals with t-coil hearing aids at public customer spots. It can be used at bank teller windows, information kiosks, retail store counters and anywhere else customers need to hear what is being said.


Contacta HLD3 Loop Amplifier


The Contacta HLD3 loop is a powerful wireless loop system that transforms your telecoil-equipped hearing aids or cochlear implants into your own little personal loudspeakers.

Can be used as a stationary or portable system

Volume control and volume level indicator

Audio out/in inputs allows you to simultaneously listen to the TV/audio source and conversation

Williams Sound Proloop Field Strength Meter Plus

The Williams Sound Proloop FSM Plus is designed for professional use that accurately measures the magnetic field strength of induction loop systems.

The BRAND NEW MegaLoop Pro ™ allows easy connection to most modern digital Television sets and now comes with REMOTE CONTROL.The MegaLoop Pro ™ System features an integrated Digital Audio Converter to connect to modern televisions using the digital optical output socket on the TV. And it is simple to install using the Toslink Cable provided.


The Echo ® MegaLoop ™ induction room loop system is for television, DVD or HiFi listening in the home, for people who have a hearing aid with a telecoil “T” setting.

Echo ® MegaLoop ™ is a powerful and extremely flexible induction loop amplifier designed with an exclusive background noise control.

The Echo Port-A-Loop ™ system provides an induction loop system that is both portable and flexible for group meetings and interviews. Rooms of up to 100m² in size may be looped.

Audio induction loop systems

Also called audio-frequency induction loops (AFILs) or hearing loops, are an assistive listening technology for individuals with reduced ranges of hearing. A hearing loop consists of one or more physical loop of cable which are placed around a designated area, usually a room or a building. The cable generates an electromagnetic field throughout the looped space which can be picked up by a telecoil-equipped hearing aid, a cochlear implant (CI) processor, or a specialized hand-held hearing loop receiver for individuals without telecoil-compatible hearing aids

The Echo ® MegaLoop ™ induction room loop amplifier is for television, DVD or HiFi listening in the home, for people who have a hearing aid with a telecoil “T” setting.

Echo ® MegaLoop ™ is a powerful and extremely flexible induction loop amplifier designed with an exclusive background noise control.


Large Area Loop

discreet large area hearing loops provide music and speech with complete clarity to multiple hearing instrument wearers. Perfect for environments ranging in size from meetings rooms to sports arenas, we take into account the dimensions and makeup of every room to ensure the best listening experience for your customers.

The Echo DeskLoop™ is a powerful and flexible Portable Loop. It is a perfect option for reception desks and interview rooms. The built in microphone picks up the speaker’s voice and the powerful MegaLoop transmits it to the ‘T’ coil of the hearing aid. The unit has a range of 2 metres which means it can be used at a reception area and conversations can remain confidential

Neck loop (neckloop) or Personal Inductive

Ordinary headphones do not work well with hearing aids but hearing aid users can use their hearing aid 'loop' programme by using a personal inductive listening device.

The Overhead Loop (ILO) works in conjunction with Emcom’s ILA10 amplifier which allows a microphone or alternative sound source to be broadcast through the overhead disc. Designed to be mounted overhead for optimal performance, it can also be mounted on walls or within or under furniture. The ILO is a complete, low profile induction loop system that requires only power and an audio input.

Audio induction loop amplifier module with polycarbonate housing, for transmission of audio signals to hearing aids; induction loop not included.

AUDIO FREQUENCY INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEM

Under the Counter Loop System - IL-K200

Our Under the Counter Loop System provides clear communication with hearing aid wearers, especially where background noise is a problem or clear speech is restricted.

Above the Counter Loop System - IL-K300

Our Above the Counter Loop System includes a unique hearing loop aerial which combines clear signage with excellent signal, and can be easily fixed surfaces.

HLD3 Home Loop Kit - RL-HLD3

Our Home Loop is a sleek and powerful hearing loop driver that connects to televisions and other audio devices.

Integrated Hearing Loop Driver - IL-A42

Our Integrated Hearing Loop Driver is incorporated into third-party manufacturers’ equipment, providing an integral hearing loop solution for machines and equipment.


Hearing Loop for Door Entry Systems

hearing loop is for use with door entry systems, providing clear audio to hearing device wearers.

Flush Hearing Loop for Door Entry Systems

Our flush hearing loop is for use with door entry systems, providing clear audio to hearing device wearers.

Flush Hearing Loop for Door Entry Systems

Our Integrated Hearing Loop provide an integral solution to third party equipment requiring a hearing loop.

Integrated Hearing Loop and Sign

Integrated Hearing Loop provide an integral solution to third party equipment requiring a hearing loop both a hearing loop and signage

1 to 1 Hearing Loop Driver

Our innovative 1 to 1 Hearing Loop Driver is a special type of audio amplifier designed especially for driving hearing loops.

Loop Listener

Our Loop Listener is a compact listening device which enables users to listen to a hearing loop system as if they were wearing a hearing instrument.

Portable Loop Shelf

Our Portable Loop Shelf is an ideal storage unit and charging location for the Portable Loop.

Wide Area Listening & Loop Systems

EchoLink

EchoLink uses infra red signals to transmit sound from your TV Wirelessley to help you listen to your favourite TV programmes without disturbing family of neighbours – Receive crystal clear sound directly to your ears and watch your favourite TV in comfort.

Portable Infrared Underchin Receiver

Our Portable Infrared Underchin Receiver is a two channel under-the-chin receiver, compatible with our transmitters using frequencies 2.3MHz and 2.8MHz.

Medium Area Infrared Transmitter with Modulator The Medium Area Infrared Transmitter with Modulator combines an infrared modulator and transmitter, providing a wide angle of emission with a sleek and compact design.

Infrared Receiver Charger

Our 5 Bay Infrared Receiver Chargers are available for both the Portable Infrared Receiver and Portable Infrared Earphone Receiver.

Large Area Infrared Transmitter with Modulator

Our two-channel Large Area Infrared Transmitter with Modulator combines an infrared modulator and transmitter, generating a wide exit angle for the infrared signal.

Inductive Neck Loop - IR-NL1

Our Inductive Neck Loop is a compact listening device which connects to our Portable Infrared Receiver and enables users to listen using a hearing instrument switched to the “T” position.


Portable Infrared Receiver

Our Portable Infrared Receiver is a four channel receiver, compatible with our infrared transmitters using frequencies 2.3MHz and 2.8MHz.

Small Area Infrared System:

This is a wireless system. The transmitter unit is plugged into the television. The listener wears an individualized receiver (which is a headset with earphones). The transmitter unit sends the signals using Infrared, which are picked up by the receiver and transmitted as sound. The listener can adjust the volume as he/she requires. While this cordless system comfortable to use and affordable, it works only within a small range. All so, it cannot be moved easily.

FM Systems, or Radio Frequency Assistive Listening Systems


Radio Frequency transmit wireless, low power FM frequency radio transmission from a sound system to FM receivers. An advantage of this system over an infrared system: FM is not affected by direct sunlight. Everyone using the system needs a receiver and either a headphone or a neck loop.
 For those who have telecoil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants, neck loops eliminate the need for headphones.radio frequency systems use wireless radio waves to transmit sound directly to listening options such as headphones or inductive neckloops. This range includes portable as well as large-scale transmitters; large scale transmitters work across a wide array of environments, while portable transmitters enable tour guidance in educational or entertainment venues. Signals are transmitted through walls, glass partitions, ceilings or other obstacles.

FM System Or Radio Frequency