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Loop systems for the deaf – the dos and don’ts

Organisations without hearing loop systems for the deaf, could be excluding one in six potential customers. As well as making business sense, being accessible to the 12 million people with some form of hearing loss is also a legal requirement under the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Discrimination Act in Northern Ireland. When installed correctly, hearing loop technology will open up your business to hearing aid users. However, it’s important to be aware of the potential pitfalls. Here’s what to...
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Your hearing loop system checklist

It’s never been easier to install a hearing loop system and make your organisation accessible to people with hearing aids. With over 20 years’ experience, we’ll support you every step of the way to ensure your hearing loops meets industry standards, equality legislation and your specific requirements. If you want to encourage brand loyalty, attract new customers and stand out from your competitors, this handy checklist outlines what’s involved: Your step-by-step checklist 1) Contact Action on Hearing Loss Please get in touch and...
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The benefits of a portable hearing loop

A portable hearing loop can be a lifeline for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Many public places have hearing loop systems permanently installed but there are situations where hearing support is needed but not available. That’s where a portable hearing loop comes in. What is a portable hearing loop? It amplifies sound for people who use hearing aids so they can hear conversations more easily. A built-in microphone picks up the sound of the person speaking and transmits...
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Why induction loop maintenance is vital for your business

As the UK’s leading charity for people with hearing loss, we have over 25 years’ experience of induction loop maintenance. Thousands of organisations trust our high-quality installation and aftercare services. We’re here to ensure your business stays fully accessible to hearing aid users. How to keep your loop system fit for purpose Installing a hearing support system is a great step towards make your business more welcoming to customers and staff with hearing loss. However, it’s essential that your loop system...
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8 reasons to install an induction loop system

For some organisations the main motivation for installing an induction loop system is to comply with equality legislation. Other companies want to attract more customers. Here are eight reasons why your business would benefit from an induction loop system: 1. Tap into a largely underserved market Not every organisation considers the needs of people with hearing aids. By installing an induction loop you’ll open up your business to over three million hearing aid users in the UK. 2. Improve access to your...
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Is there a hearing loop installer near me?

When an organisation contacts us about a hearing support system, they often start by asking “Is there a hearing loop installer near me?”. RNID (formerly Action on Hearing Loss) has a nationwide network of engineers, so wherever you’re based we can help. As the UK’s leading charity for people with hearing loss, we have the knowledge, experience and equipment to improve your customer experience and open up your business. How to get it right first time When considering a hearing support...
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Hearing loop systems in health and social care settings

RNID (formerly Action on Hearing Loss) is experienced at providing loop systems in health and social care settings across the UK. A hearing support system will ensure that hearing aid users who come into contact with your services understand the information you give them and can take part in discussions about their health and social care. Deciding on the right hearing support system Installing or upgrading loop systems in health and social care settings needs careful planning. Here are some things...
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How to install hearing loops

First impressions count, which is why so many organisations contact us to find out how to install hearing loops. They want to provide a better service to hearing aid users and comply with equality legislation. Consult the experts When considering how to install hearing loops, it’s essential to consult the experts. As the UK’s leading charity for people with hearing loss, we offer practical, impartial advice. You can be confident that our engineers will install high-quality loop equipment and provide a...
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Induction loop installation to the highest industry standards

The coronavirus crisis may have slowed down our induction loop installation, but as restrictions start to ease we’re here to help businesses improve access for hearing aid users. After weeks of living in lockdown it’s more important than ever that people with hearing loss can access products and services and feel part of the community again. As the UK’s leading charity for people with hearing loss, we’re committed to providing more hearing support systems (also known as hearing loops...
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How much does a hearing loop cost?

One of the first questions we’re often asked when a company makes an enquiry is “How much does a hearing loop cost?” There are a number of factors that need to be considered in order for us to provide an accurate quotation. 1. Understand your business One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to hearing support systems. With customers ranging from major banks and supermarket chains to care homes and conference centres, each location has a unique set of requirements....
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