Assistive Listening Systems for ADA Communication Compliance

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For the past year, the Department of Justice has been working to ensure that communication at public venues, including schools, museums, hotels and stadiums, are accessible to everyone. These changes specified that assistive listening systems are available to 4% of all seating in public places. If the seating exceeds 2001 seats, at least 55 units are required plus 1 per every 100 additional seats. The changes also specified that for schools, communication must be made available not only to students, but also to parents during special ceremonies and events.ADA Assistive Listening Sign

Did you know…

  • 17% (36 million) of American adults report hearing loss.
  • 1 in 10 children have hearing loss.
  • 1 in 5 teens have noise induced hearing loss.
  • For the first time in 25 years, teens have experienced a 30% increase in hearing loss.
  • Men are more likely to experience hearing loss than women.

Assistive Listening Systems can help to make communication accessible to those with hearing loss. There are 3 types of Assistive Listening Systems:

  • Induction Loop
  • Infrared (IR)
  • FM Radio Transmission

The type of system used depends greatly on the application. IR systems are typically the best choice for confidential transmission, like courtrooms, because it can be contained within a given space. FM systems are the best choice for outdoor applications since sunlight can make IR less effective.

Whatever your application, Pro Acoustics can help you find the best system at the best price. Our audio system designers specialize in ADA compliance. We carry the best brands in assistive listening including Listen Tech and Williams Sound.

Listen Tech LS-ADA FM Assistive Listening System

Listen Tech LS-ADA-072 ADA Basic FM Assistive Listening SystemThe LS-ADA-072 system meets the minimum requirements of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessible design. In addition to ensuring that public facilities are compliant; the system helps solve frustrating but common sound problems caused by distance, background noise, or poor room acoustics. This installed system includes a LT-803 Stationary Transmitter, two LR-200 Receivers with LA-161 single-piece earphone, LA-123 90-degree Helical Antenna, two LA-166 neck loops, alkaline batteries and Assistive Listening Notification Signage Kit. The system can be ordered only on the 72 MHz frequency band, and can be customized if you need additional parts. Backed by Listen, this cost-effective solution will enrich your customers’ listening experience in lecture halls, public meeting rooms, playhouses, classrooms, centers for the performing arts, and more.

System Includes:
(1) LT-803-072 Stationary 3-Channel RF Transmitter
(2) LR-200-072 Standard 3-Channel RF Receiver
(1) LA-123 90° Helical Antenna
(2) LA-161 Single piece earphone
(2) LA-166 Neck Loop
(2) LA-361 High Capacity AA Alkaline Batteries (2)
(1) LA-304 Assistive Listening Notification Signage Kit

Williams Sound ADA Approved FM ADA KIT 37

 Williams Sound FM ADA KIT 37 FM ADA KitThis kit provides everything you need to accommodate individuals for hearing accessibility in a small-group settings such as libraries, conference rooms and information desks. This portable, easy-to-use FM system operates at 72-76 MHz on one of 16 selectable channels. This single kit satisfies ADA requirements for multiple-room facilities.

The PPA T36 transmitter will broadcast a speaker’s voice or audio program on one of 16 available channels, 72-76 MHz, to listeners using PPA R35-8 or PPA R37 receivers or an R1600 speaker. The unit features flexible mic and auxiliary inputs, push-button on/off/mute controls, channel lock and selectable compression. Lightweight and portable, the PPA T36 will operate at a range of up to 150 feet (46m) from the listening audience. Ideal for providing hearing assistance to students in the classroom, tour group participants, employee training, business meetings and more.

System includes:
(1) PPA T36 belt pack transmitter
(4) PPA SelectTM Receivers (PPA R37)
(4) HED 027 headphones
(1) NKL 001 neckloop
(1) MIC 090 lavaliere microphone
(1) MIC 049 desktop conference microphone
(1) CCS 029 carry case
(10) BAT 001 AA Alkaline batteries
(1) IDP 008 ADA wall plaque

If you have any questions about the systems above or regarding ADA communication guidelines, please give us a call at 888-256-4112.

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