>>Barrier-free acoustics:<< Low-overspill ring loop systems from the AUDIOropa portfolio in the new Hans Sachs House, Gelsenkirchen.
»The barrier-free designed public space is an essential requirement for the self-determined participation of life in society...« The council of the city of Gelsenkirchen, Germany, takes this statement seriously – the exemplary implementation of barrier-free acoustics in their new town hall, the »Hans-Sachs-Haus«, proves it. Due to the use of inductive loop systems, users of hearing aids can receive the audio system’s signals directly in their equipment. [more]
Concentrated dialogue with >>2.4 GHz speech transmission<< in relation to performing cardiac catheterization
Quite often, in addition to the chief researcher and his team, further assisting specialists are involved while performing cardiac catheterization. A clearly understandable and highly concentrated dialogue, which in many cases takes place also beyond the room’s confines, proves to be a quality factor for precision, reliability and safe results.
Tests of several German clinics have shown that audiologic wireless communication systems effectively support the medical dialogue during cardiac catheterization. Consequently, the system is used in more and more clinics with such facilities. [more]
>>Concept of inclusion:<< The AUDIOropa solution brings deaf, hard-of-hearing and normal-hearing people together, in collaborative workshops of the BFW Vermittlungskontor Hamburg.
With the schooling and further educational programs which Hamburg’s »BFW Vermittlungskontor GmbH« offers, deaf and hard-of-hearing people are included in the coverage. Being consequent in following the idea of social integration, the institution, founded by the Berufsförderungswerks Hamburg (foundation for professional advancement Hamburg) lectures hearing impaired and people with normal hearing together, in collaborative workshops.
Thanks to the option of so-called „inductive hearing“, normal hearing people and hearing impaired are able to communicate fluently with each other, almost without barriers. A Team-Teaching-System, equipped with a neckloop, allows direct reception of the spoken word by hearing aids or CI-systems which have an integrated T-coil. [more]
>>A bank sets a benchmark:<< The Uni Credit Bank Austria overcomes acoustic barriers in customer service
»Security, trust and discretion have the highest priority in the banking business. With the new inductive equipment of our branch banks we offer a sustained service to our customers, which underlines these values. Now the users of hearing-aids cannot only hear clearly and disturbance-free but can also have a confidential conversation with our advisors«, says Gerhard Bruckner, branch office manager of Bank Austria Kaisermühlen, about the implementation of small-area loops at customer service desks.
The Austrian financial instituton, Uni Credit Bank Austria, is the countries’ first bank group to render their branches free of acoustic barriers.
At the customer service desks, users of hearing aids and CI-systems can now directly receive the voice of their dialogue partner in their own preferred volume – given that the hearing apparatus is equipped with a T-coil.
A pictogram informs about the comfortable possibility of barrier-free hearing at the according positions. [more]
Informing the customer at the bank counter by pictogram: Here it is possible to hear via induction.
Renaissance of T-coil Technology in the USA
Just like in many European countries, the trend in the USA moved away from hearing devices equipped with the T-coil. The market for components for the inductive transfer of audio to hearing devices stagnated and saw a growing share of the market moving to infrared and radio systems.
Now a rapid return to the most comfortable solution for the hard of hearing is being seen in the USA: The rediscovery of the direct reception of audio signals generated by sound system equipment for events into the hearing aid. This trend has been confirmed by several of AUDIOropa's partners in the USA. [more]