Every one with hearing loss has experienced increased anxiety while traveling. Hearing loss makes it even more difficult to hear in already noisy, crowded locations. In airport gate areas, we wonder, Was our boarding area just relocated to B12 or D12?
A hearing loop eliminates background noise and echo—making it as easy as switching to the T-setting to clearly hear in these environments. Check out some of the transient locations that already have hearing loops installed.
Looping airports makes it easy to hear announcements in gate areas and throughout the concourse.
Looped airports include:
- Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan
- South Bend International Airport, South Bend, Indiana
- Heathrow Airport, London, UK
- Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mass transit systems like light rails, metros, and bus systems can all be looped—both for system wide announcements and for ticket areas.
Theatres & Concert Halls
Looping theatres and concert halls allows people with hearing loss to enjoy the full offerings of a performance—the sights, the story and the sound.
Hearing loops in sports arenas means fans hear the announcer and the score—and have a much more exciting experience as a fan.
Classrooms, Libraries, Board Rooms & Auditoriums
Adding loops to these spaces allows us to hear their teacher, guest lecturer, speaker, or be an active participant in meetings.
Customer Service & Point of Check-Out
It’s fairly easy to loop the small space of a check-out kiosk, but makes a huge difference for the hard of hearing as they are cashing a check at the bank, picking up will-call tickets, or ordering food at a drive-through.
Museums & Tourist Centers
Adding hearing loops to museums and other tourist centers makes them much more appealing to the hard-of-hearing community.
Places of Worship
Imagine going to temple or attending Mass and not being able to hear the service. A hearing loop allows you to clearly hear the service from any seat in the room.