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Assistive Listening

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Cory Schaeffer at CASI Part One: Do Not Make Assumptions about Living with Hearing Loss

Very recently, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) in California. CASI is devoted to influencing positive change through awareness and proactive adaptation in building access. As one of the Co-Founders of Listen Technologies and a passionate advocate for Assistive Listening, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance, and for people with hearing loss, this was a wonderful opportunity to build awareness. 

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On the street with two parents accompanying a dirty blond preteen boy wearing an over the ear speaker, a blue t-shirt, and carrying a white bag with the Seattle Bites logo on it.

Touring Seattle, One Bite At A Time

When in New Orleans, try the gumbo. Visiting Philly? Cheesesteak, of course.  Seattle? Try the Fish! What better way to explore a city than by sampling its culinary masterpieces?Seattle Bites Food Tour does just that. For three hours, tourists, both vacationers and locals, experience the rich history and culture of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market while sampling the crème de la crème. 

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How a loop system works infographic. Audio comes through microphone, through telecoil and hearing aid, and then to end user's ear.

Standard Compliant Hearing Loop Installations to Become Law in America

I am very happy to say that we have recently made our contribution to what will become a big change for loop technology in the USA. Following a programme of advocacy, including written submissions from Ampetronic and Listen Technologies, an important national (ANSI) accessibility standard has been changed. The revised standard means that loop systems must meet clearly defined performance standards, making good performance legally enforceable.

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The Invisible Disability

At Listen Technologies we are passionate about educating people on the pervasiveness of hearing loss.  As part of this passion, we invite architects to participate in an open dialogue concerning the laws and new regulations surrounding assistive listening systems.

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