Listen Technologies Partners with Ampetronic to Deliver Hearing Loop Solutions
Article posted on Apr 26, 2012
Listen Technologies has partnered with Ampetronic to expand its portfolio of assistive listening technologies to offer comprehensive assistive listening solutions to customers in the Americas.
Listen Technologies is pleased to announce its partnership with Ampetronic, the world leading provider of audio induction loop systems for assisting individuals with hearing loss. The addition of induction loop technology will round out Listen Technologies’ RF and Infrared Wireless Listening offerings.
Hearing loop solutions are widespread throughout the world but only recently has the technology started to be installed in a wide range of venues in North America. This is primarily as a result of grass roots efforts of the hard-of-hearing community who are demanding the benefits that this technology can bring to them. A loop solution transmits an audio signal directly into a Telecoil hearing aid reducing the need for an external receiver. The hearing aid becomes the receiver and the experience is enhanced as the users receive sound tailored to their hearing loss, can feel less discriminated against, and have no need to request or wear additional receivers.
Hearing loops can be installed in a variety of environments, from larger venues such as theatres, conference facilities, houses of worship to smaller one-on-one communication settings such as ticket counters and meeting rooms. Loop solutions can also benefit those that need hearing assistance in taxi cabs, trains, and buses.
Commenting on the partnership, Julian Pieters, Ampetronic Managing Director said, “We are thrilled to partner with Listen Technologies, a company that shares our strong commitment to improving the lives of hard of hearing people. Listen understands the need to deliver a complete assistive listening solution in the Americas, and are excited about the unique role that loop technology plays in improving hearing access. Our partnership will make professional quality loop solutions available across the breadth of the USA for the first time.”
“The data that is available on the hearing loss population is staggering,” said Russell Gentner, Listen Technologies President. “One out of eight US citizens (12 years and older) have bilateral hearing loss – that is 52 million Americans. This growing hearing loss community wants to engage in a full rich experience in a public setting and not be concerned with whether or not the solution they need is available. The beauty of this partnership is that Listen can be impartial when it comes to the technology for assistive listening and focus on delivering the best solution to meet our customer’s needs.”
About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies Corporation manufactures and distributes wireless audio products world-wide for use in auditory assistance, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications. Listen products provide superb audio performance, flexibility and ease of use, making them the ideal choice for schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment facilities, government agencies and other entities. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.
Ampetronic is the world leading provider of Audio Induction Loop Systems for assisting the hard of hearing. Ampetronic provides a complete product and service package to meet the requirements of any assistive listening application, no matter what the environment. Customers benefit from Ampetronic’s 25 years of experience as innovator and market leader, both through its outstanding and versatile product range, and directly through their comprehensive support services. For more information on Ampetronic visit www.ampetronic.com
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