Selecting a suitably qualified installation company or individual engineer to install and commission an induction loop system is vital if the system is to work correctly, comply with standard and most importantly – provide a genuine benefit to the hearing impaired users.
What to look for
It is essential that a professional induction loop specifier/installer advertises that their systems meet the IEC 60118-4 international standard for performance, and preferably that they have received training from a reputable organisation such as Ampetronic.
A well trained, experienced installer or system designer should ask questions, or identify information, in relation to the following topics before providing a quotation.
- How will the system be used by the hearing impaired; will the audience be seated or standing or moving around, if there is a defined seating area.
- What inputs are required; counter microphone(s), stage microphone(s), local television or AV input(s), mixing desk etc.
- Anything that is likely to interfere with the system; is there any metal in the buildings construction and are there any other induction loops operating nearby.
- Does the system need to be confidential; does it matter if people with hearing aids or receivers can pick up the signal outside the room or desired area.
- Exact dimensioned site drawings, or dimensioned plans of the area to be looped.
If you cannot find a reputable hearing loop installation company please contact us, we will supply the names of reputable engineers in your area.