INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEMS

Induction loop systems are used to assist the hearing impaired by transmitting sound from a sound system, microphone, television or another source, directly to a hearing aid equipped with a telecoil or ‘T’ position. Induction loops may be portable or permanently installed. They work by utilising magnetic fields to transmit audio signals, which in turn allows them to reduce any background noise, external sounds that could compete with the voice being spoke, reverberation or any other forms of acoustic distortion that could reduce the clarity of the sound coming through.

Since October 2004, there has been a requirement for all service and function providers to make reasonable, permanent adjustments to their building in order to accommodate those with disabilities, including ramps for disabled access and induction loop systems for the hard of hearing.

WHAT IS AN INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEM?

Induction loop systems, otherwise known as audio frequency induction loop (AFIL), are a system that is utilised to assist those with hearing impairments as it allows them to be able to hear and listen a lot more clearly. They work by taking a source of sound and transferring it via magnetic waves directly to hearing aid whilst cutting out any background noise or interference with the sound waves.

Since 2004, it has been a legal requirement to have induction loop systems installed in any service or function building as means of disabled access, however they were becoming increasingly popular before that. Over the last 25 years or so, induction loop systems have quickly become the default system to aid those with hearing impairments across Europe. Because there are so practical, low maintenance and incredibly easy to use, they are now found in a diverse range of daily use industries such as banks, schools and other public buildings, even going as far as being installed in vehicles like taxis and buses.

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How an Induction Loop System works

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices, otherwise known as ALDs, are a form of technology that assist members of the public who hearing impairments who may struggle to hear correctly in a loud environment.

Different Kinds of Induction Loop Systems

There are a number of different applications for induction loop systems, with the most common being perimeter and localised field induction loop systems. Perimeter induction loop systems are applicable when you are looking to cover a larger area such as a room with a wire creating a full loop around the room to encase it with the magnetic field. Localised field induction loop systems are used in smaller ares such as a cashier desk at a bank where the field only needs to cover a smaller area so that the person in question can hear a lot easier. As with all our services, we will aid you in the design process to ensure you choose the correct system for your requirements.

  • Tailored to individual project sizes and building requirements.

  • Easy to add additional hardware and devices into existing systems.

  • Works in conjunction with our door access systems to aid with disabled access.

Diagram of an Induction Loop System

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ADVANTAGES OF OUR INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEMS

  • Can be installed for both fresh builds or retrofit into existing projects

  • Keeps your premises accommodating to those with hearing impairments

  • Links with our other systems such as door access to make your premises accessible to those with disabilities

  • Low maintenance costs

  • Easy to install additional induction loop points onto existing systems

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