How To Buy a TV Listening System

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

With hearing loss, simple home activities like watching TV can become a problem, not only for the person who is hearing impaired, but also for the other members of the household.

To cope with hearing loss, many people simply crank up the volume on their TV set. This, in turn, strains the patience of family members and friends, and disturbs the peace and harmony of your home.

TV listening systems restore pleasure to your nightly viewing by boosting volume in a personal headset while everyone else hears the TV at comfortable levels. From inexpensive headphones to wireless solutions, TV listening systems provide a range of features at a variety of price points.

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Assistive Listening Devices for the Home

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

Assistive listening devices enhance the quality of life for people with mild to moderate hearing impairment. A portable personal amplifier that boosts sound in public and private spaces is one example of an assistive listening device.

But losing the ability to clearly hear speech and conversation in public is only one of many problems faced by the hearing impaired.

Watching TV, answering doors and telephones, and waking with alarms are all taken for granted by those with normal hearing.

For people with hearing loss, these daily pastimes may become a frustrating experience. Loud TV sets can fray tempers of spouses, phone conversations become riddled with miscommunications, and mornings are lost to oversleeping.

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ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Devices (Part 3)

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

Hearing loss is more common than you might think. In fact for every person who might be legally classified as deaf, there are many more who are burdened by hearing impairment. Nor is this only a problem for people over 50. Increasingly, due to recreational and environmental noise, hearing loss is occurring at younger and younger ages.

Consider these facts: 28 million Americans are hearing impaired, and an estimated 500 million experience hearing loss, worldwide.

In the U.S., one out of twelve people who are 30-years-old are already hearing-impaired and one in eight people who are 50-years-old now suffer from hearing loss to some degree.

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ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Devices (Part2)

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

Assistive Listening Devices have come a long way. Modern technology has provided a multitude of alerting devices for people with impaired hearing. The most popular technologies now available for a wake up alarm, a knock at the door or a smoke detector are one of three types: vibration, flashing or strobe lights, and audible sound systems.

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ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Devices

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

ALDs is the abbreviation currently in vogue for assistive listening devices – products which are truly “life enhancing.” If you are a past visitor to our website, you already know that Audiolinks has a significant number of ADA compliant products available to the hearing impaired. Now, we are expanding our offerings in the somewhat more specialized area of alerting devices & alarms.

More and more, these specialized ALDs are being recognized as important contributors to a superior quality of life for a growing portion of our population. Coincidentally, two of our readers recently sent in questions about this very topic. So I thought it might be time to address the issue in a little more detail.

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ADA Compliant ALD’s for Public Spaces

January 12, 2016 | Leave a comment

ALD’s can benefit listeners in public spaces. Many halls, auditoriums, theaters, and conference rooms are subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For meetings and presentations in public spaces, ADA-compliant listening systems should be available on premises. Even public spaces which are exempt from ADA compliance can benefit from ADA compliant assistive listening devices through increased attendance and comprehension.

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5 Ways the ADA Enhances Your Life

January 11, 2016 | Leave a comment

ADA regulations require “public accommodations” – including hotels, theaters, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, museums, libraries, private schools, and day care centers – to provide the hearing impaired with assistive listening solutions ranging from wireless FM receiver systems to interpreters. Here are 5 Ways the ADA Can Enhance Your Life.

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3 Benefits to Renting A Tour Guide System

September 3, 2015 | Leave a comment

Tour guide systems provide audio reinforcement when a speaker’s voice must overcome distance and background noise, or when interpretation is required for multilingual events. There are benefits to buying a system, but many event planners prefer to rent. How do you know if renting is right for you?

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How To Save Your Voice & Help Kids Learn

September 14, 2010 | Leave a comment

Teachers agree: Not only do kids learn better with classroom amplification systems, but also they give instructors’ voices a much-needed break!

But a PA system can only reach students without hearing loss. How can students with mild hearing impairment hear your lessons too?

Here’s how an ADA compliant wireless assistive listening system can further extend the sound of your voice, and help all your students make the grade.

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Obama Upgrades ADA On Its 20th Birthday

August 3, 2010 | Leave a comment

July 26, 2010 marks an important step in the journey to full equality for all Americans: the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

President Obama celebrated this milestone last Monday with a high-spirited summer gathering on the South Lawn of the White House.

What’s more, Obama announced new rules to clarify certain aspects of the ADA. Here’s a brief overview of some of these new rules and how they might affect public venues.

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