Hearing loops or FM systems allow people who have difficulty hearing or understanding speech to separate the background noise from the sounds they want to hear. Personal FM systems are excellent for use in one-on-one meetings or classrooms. For larger venues, group FM systems or hearing loops can accommodate multiple people at once.
How we can help…
Strada offers hearing loops, personal amplifiers, and other assistive listening products.
There are many different options to consider, but don’t feel overwhelmed. Strada can be your resource to help determine which device will work best for your individual preferences and lifestyle.
What you need to know…
Assistive listening systems are listening devices that are designed for a variety of listening situations and hearing abilities.
- Personal hearing amplifiers boost sound levels and help individuals with mild hearing loss to hear better in small group settings and one-on-one conversations.
- Personal FM/digital systems are great for classrooms, churches or any setting where the listener is a distance away from the speaker. They use radio waves to transmit sound from a microphone to a portable receiver. The listener can hear the audio through headphones, earphones, or hearing aids.
- Large FM/tour systems and IR systems help make convention halls, courtrooms, museums, theaters, places of worship and other public spaces accessible to people with a hearing loss.
Induction loop systems can be used in homes, classrooms, reception desks and other public spaces. This system consists of a loop wire that goes around the listening area and connects to an amplifier that wirelessly transmits sound to a hearing aid equipped with a t-coil (telecoil), making it unnecessary to wear a headset. Some FM/digital systems are also t-coil compatible.
Hearingloss.org shares this important reminder, “In public places such as theaters, listening systems are required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make programs and services accessible. But, you must ask for the accommodation.”
Contact us to discuss assistive listening devices products and services.