PRESS RELEASE: Test a Hearing Loop in Nottingham!

Oct 27, 2015

The people of Nottingham are being offered a unique opportunity to affect real change in their community by learning how to test a Hearing Loop. The coffee morning style event will take place on Thursday 12th November from 10.00 – 12.00 at the Ear Foundation’s Head Office in Nottingham South following Hearing Loop Awareness Week 2-8th November 2015.

Ampetronic, the market leading manufacturer and system designer of professional, quality Hearing Loops, has joined forces with the Ear Foundation in Nottingham and Hearing Loop Awareness Week organisers Hearing Link, to give local people the opportunity to learn how to test loops for themselves. Ampetronic is providing a counter loop for the Foundation’s already well-resourced Technology Room, which has been developed to allow local people with hearing loss to sample the full range of assistive listening technologies available, now including Hearing Loops!

During Hearing Loop Awareness Week, which is part of Hearing Link’s wider Let’s Loop the UK initiative, hundreds of volunteers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be checking the availability and condition of Hearing Loops in shops, banks, churches, train stations, libraries, supermarkets and throughout their local communities. After the coffee morning event on 12th November, Hearing Link and Ampetronic will be taking a group of volunteers out to test Hearing Loops in central Nottingham.

Dave King, User Experience Manager at Hearing Link, said: “Hearing Loop Awareness Week is a fantastic opportunity to generate greater understanding of hearing loops and identify where they are available across the UK. We’re looking for hearing aid users to commit a couple of hours during this week to take part in a very simple survey of loops in your town. Whether you are part of a group, or perhaps a collection of friends, we would love for you to get involved. With your support we can build the biggest picture of hearing loop provision in the UK ever.”

Sue Archbold, CEO of the Ear Foundation added: "The Ear Foundation is delighted to be involved in this event, having long worked with Hearing Link and having the benefit of loop technology in our facilities."

Ampetronic is committed to professionalising the Hearing Loop system design and installation process and alongside its pioneering product ranges, provides RIBA accredited training to system installers and integrators.

Julian Pieters, Ampetronic’s MD, commented: “Ampetronic is the market leading manufacturer and systems designer of professional, quality Hearing Loops. We encourage best practice and provide professional training to installers and technology advocates throughout the world. The Ampetronic company mantra is ‘Provide a Genuine Benefit’, which to us means that people with hearing loss have a good audio experience when using our systems. We wholeheartedly support the objectives of Hearing Loop Awareness Week and the activities of Hearing Link and the Ear Foundation.”

Find out more about Hearing Loop Awareness Week 2-8 November 2015 by visiting Hearing Link's website

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