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

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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Assistive Listening Devices: Portable Amplifiers for Personal Use

January 13, 2016 | Leave a comment

Assistive listening devices enhance the quality of life for people with mild to moderate hearing impairment due to aging or the environment.

Hearing loss isolates the hearing impaired from everyday life. Conversations become difficult to follow, movie plots become confusing, and critical portions of classroom lectures disappear. Everyday interactions with friends and family become frustrating.

A portable amplifier for personal use is an assistive listening device that can dramatically increase the quality of life for the moderately hearing impaired and their families. By amplifying voices and other sounds both in and out of the home, portable amplifiers improve the ability of the hearing impaired to participate in activities and reduce frustrating miscommunications.

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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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7 Danger Signs of Noise Induced Hearing Loss – NIHL

January 11, 2016 | Leave a comment

Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Every day we experience normal sounds in our environment like television, radio, automobiles, buses and trucks. When an individual is exposed to harmful sounds that are too loud or extended over time, sensitive structures of the inner ear can be damaged causing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).Ten million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise. Thirty million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day.

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3 FM Receivers for 3 Assisted Hearing Applications

May 18, 2011 | Leave a comment

FM receivers for assisted hearing and tour guide systems come in a variety of configurations with differing features.

Each one of these FM receivers is better suited for a different application.

How do you know which receiver is ideal for you?

Read on and learn more about 3 different FM receivers and how they fit 3 common hearing assistance applications!

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Clearing the Air About RF & IR Wireless

April 6, 2010 | Leave a comment

With all the different types of hearing assistance products available, it’s easy to get confused about which type is right for your particular needs.

What’s the difference between hearing assistance systems transmitting on FM and IR frequencies- and which one is right for you?

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