Hearing Loop systems help people who are deaf or hard of hearing to pick up sounds more clearly, by reducing background noise. They work in a particular area through a person’s hearing aid when it is switched to the ‘T’ setting, and help users to communicate efficiently and confidentially, even in noisy environments where deaf and hard of hearing people often struggle. Where reasonably possible, their provision as an aid for disability is required by the Equality Act 2010.
DS Securities supply all types of Hearing Loop equipment designed primarily for designated use on commercial sites. A simple counter system is used in areas of initial close customer contact, such as service desks, till areas, hotel receptions etc, and consist of a single unit discreetly installed out of view, with only the microphone visible.
Room Loops are used where an audience is gathered, such as conference halls, theatres, places of worship, residential homes and community centres. They comprise of microphones, amplifiers and a length of cable that is looped around the room. The cable is normally hidden in a ceiling, under a carpet or around skirting boards. Microphones can be stationary, such as on a fixed dais, or portable battery-powered units that can be clipped to a jacket collar to enable the presenter to move around.
Other systems vary from portable, where all components are contained in one small rechargeable unit, ideal for temporary situations such as exhibitions, to more sophisticated fixed systems utilising infrared technology that allows the use of portable headphones for those without a hearing aid; this is ideal for communicating with mobile parties of people, such as in a tourist attraction.
Whatever your needs and budget, DS Securities will deliver the very best solution. We can design, supply, install, commission, certificate and maintain the perfect solution for your particular building. All installation work is carried out to the highest standards with attention to detail and respect for your premises, to provide you with real peace-of-mind.
We constantly review and assess the latest products and methods to ensure we can advise you on the most appropriate solution for your particular needs and make sure you are aware of all options, and will always make recommendations for an optimum solution for your individual needs, matching your budget to an appropriate system.
We install and maintain Hearing Loop equipment from all of the following manufacturers: