Induction Loop Systems provide assistance for the hearing impaired. They work by transmitting amplified sound (music or speech etc) that can be received by loop-enabled hearing aids.
Q: Do I Need an Induction Loop System?
A: If you are an employer, a provider of goods, services or facilities, a manager of premises, or involved in designing a new or substantially reconstructed non-domestic building then access and use by disabled persons is one of the considerations you will be concerned with.
This consideration is covered by a number of acts and regulations and includes the possible need for provision of facilities for the hearing impaired.
Details of the act can be found on the EHRC web site
The regulations can be viewed at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
For information, visit the the CSCI web site
The Disability Discrimination Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against disabled persons in connection with employment, the provision of goods, facilities and services or management of premises. With a requirement to make "reasonable adjustments" in relation to the disabled person.
Some examples of service providers covered by the act are:
We can be of help in your decision process by providing you with a free estimate of the cost of supply and installation of a hearing loop system suitable for your premises.
For our installations, we offer a range of induction loop equipment from SigNET.
If you would like further information on the legislation, a very helpful short guide can be found at theSigNET web site/guide to induction loop legislation.
This range of SigNET induction Loop amlifiers is suitable for use in shops, commercial premises and larger venues.
An extremely cost-efective package meeting short range (1.2m2) needs. Includes loop amplifier (with user level-adjustment and automatic compressor-limiter), omni directional microphone, pre-formed loop for counter area. Plus the unique "Outreach" input that allows connection of multiple devices via audio connector plates. Using an additional loop, the system is capable of covering rooms up to 20m2
For small or restricted area coverage, up to 49m2. The unit has a 3.5mm microphone input with 9v phantom power. Plus the unique "Outreach" input that allows connection of multiple devices via audio connector plates. Features include amlifier automatic gain control, adjustable input, limit and drive controls and indicators for: input limit, ouput peak and power on.
For small to medium size applications such as meeting rooms, lecture theatres etc. max. square area coverage 120m2 (11m * 11m) or rectangular area coverage of 120m2 (10m * 25m). Wall mountable for permanent installation, ideal for rooms that are often left unsupervised. Internal tamper-resistant drive, level and tone controls. Balanced/ Unbalanced microphone and line level input. Alert tone switch input for doorbells, fire alarms etc. 100v line input for PA system connection. Automatic compressor-limiter. "Outreach" input for connection of multiple devices. Available in a variety of kit formats to suit a range of typical loop installations
SigNET induction loop amlifiers kit for domestic use.
An attractively designed amplifier providing max. coverage of 7m x 7m or 5m x 20m. Input connection for two 3.5mm electret microphones, phono input (and SCART via phono conversion lead). Simple to adjust, tamper-resistant drive, level, tone and mic. priority controls. Alert tone input for doorbell, fire alarm etc. LEDs to indicate Input peak, output current, signal present and power on. Headphone socket to assist set-up. Kit includes 33m induction loop cable, one electret microphone, Plug top power supply, SCART to phono lead and easy to follow installation manual.
SigNET induction loop amlifiers kit for portable use.
Free-standing, lightweight, ready for use in seconds. Suitable for counter or table top use. One button operation, limited coverage field for privacy (approx. 1.2m2). Integral high performance microphone accommodates different voice levels. Battery operated (rechargeable). Automatic cut off timer. Socket for aditional tie clip or desk microphone. PL1/K2 kit includes field strength meter/loop listener and headphones to test operation. Both kits include plastic storage/carry case.
Q: Does my existing loop installation comply with the current British Standards
A: BS8300 (2002) is the code of practie for the design of buildings and their approaches to meeting the needs of disabled people. The standard recommends the use of a hearing enhancement system in areas used for such things as meetings, lectures, performances etc, and at service receptions and counters where background noise level is high, or glazed screens are used.
Copies of British Standards can be viewed at your local reference library or purchased from British Standards, www.bsi-global.com
A pink noise generator and a range of magnetic field strength meters. Ideal for testing and maintaining virtually all makes of induction loop system to ensure compliance with industry accepted standards.
Can be connected to the line level input of most induction loop systems. Provides a constant 400mV RMS balanced signal.
Measures the magnetic field strength of an induction loop system. 10 LEDs indicate 3dB increments, relative to 100mA/m (ie 0dB). Includes a switchable A-Weight filter to match the characteristics of the human ear and a high/low gain switch.
Combines the functions of the Pink Noise Generator and the FoSmeter
Combines functions of the FoSmeter and a loop listening device for listening to music or speech using standard headphones with minumum impedance of 32ohms (not included).