What we love about Listen EVERYWHERE

Audio streaming over Wi-Fi is the listening solution you need, whether your venue is a bar, house of worship, restaurant, airport, or large arena. So if you’re looking for the right streaming system, look no further than Listen EVERYWHERE.

Listen EVERYWHERE offers distinct advantages to venues and users. It’s easy to set up. All you need to do is plug it into your existing audio source and connect it to your existing Wi-Fi. Our app is completely customizable so you can add logos, links and more. Once you’re set up, your customers, guests, or parishioners only need to download a free app to their iOS or Android device. Then they choose the audio they want to hear. Plus, our complete solutions are affordable, starting at less than $800.

We have more reasons to love Listen EVERYWHERE.

Low latency (aka no lip sync issues)

Have you ever tried watching a video, live performance, or sermon with out-of-sync audio? It’s frustrating, and viewers quickly lose interest. That’s why we built ultra-low-latency into Listen EVERYWHERE. When the sound matches what people see, they pay more attention and connect with the message. They also retain the information more easily and are more likely to want to stay in their seats—whether the seat is in a bar or house of worship.

Choices

People want to choose what they watch and hear. In a venue, though, people often only get one audio choice because otherwise, the noise would be overwhelming. Imagine 10 TVs broadcasting audio at the same time in a gym, or the sound of five football games playing in a crowded sports bar. That’s where Listen EVERYWHERE steps in. With a 16-channel capacity, customers can pick their audio-streaming source, whether it’s a language interpretation in a house of worship or a football game in a sports bar.

Patrons also can choose how they listen. That’s because they use their own headphones, earbuds or headsets. That means they can go all in with the audio, or use one earbud so they can still socialize.

Works everywhere

There’s no limit to where Listen EVERYWHERE works. If there’s an audio source (even just a TV) and Wi-Fi, you can use Listen EVERYWHERE. Airports can broadcast information that’s streaming across screens or sound from TVs in VIP lounges and at gates. At sports bars, restaurants or other public venues, patrons can use the audio streaming over Wi-Fi to hear their game of choice or binge on their favorite TV show while out. At home, broadcast the audio to your iOS or Android so you can hear everything clearly without having to turn up the sound. In houses of worship, transmit different languages and send sound to cry rooms and overflow areas. The only limit is your Wi-Fi signal.

Make Money

First of all, when your customers are happy, they stay and spend more money. Clear audio without lip sync issues results in happier patrons, so Listen EVERYWHERE helps your bottom line there. It also provides even more money-making opportunities. In the customizable app, you can add 5-second ads, labels for TV channels, text banners, and custom sliding banners. You can use that space to advertise your venue. Or you can sell it to your affiliates and vendors, to promote their products or services.

Communicate

Whether your venue is a church or a bar, chances are you’ve got a way to make announcements—a cork board on the wall, social media, newsletters via email or snail mail, or reminders at the end of a service. With the customizable Listen EVERYWHERE app, you can use banner space to make those announcements or include social media links and website. Best of all, it’s up to you what you communicate and how you use the app space.

Assistive Listening

Listen EVERYWHERE does not meet regulations in the Americans with Disabilities Act or International Building Code. However, it does provide hearing help via audio streaming to people with hearing loss, which may be up to 20 percent of your patrons or parishioners. Also, because Listen EVERYWHERE comes from Listen Technologies, you can get an affordable all-inclusive listening package, with Listen EVERYWHERE and an IBC- and ADA-compliant solution with RF or IR technology.

Listen EVERYWHERE gives your patrons and parishioners streaming audio choices without lip sync issues. It also has clear-cut advantages for any venue, with a customizable app that includes ad and announcement spaces and options for assistive listening.

If you’re ready to make your customers or guests happier with the best streaming audio solution, check out our website for more information or contact us today!

 

Listen Technologies’ Combo Compliance Systems

If you could increase your business up to 20% by doing one simple thing, would you do it?

Inclusion has become one of the major values in modern society. We provide drivers tests in multiple languages. There are buttons to automatically open doors. We even provide pet life insurance. Yet, there’s a very important accommodation many businesses are neglecting.

The US Census (census.gov) is an analysis of our population of over 300 million, and it gives statistics on different ethnic and minority groups to help us better understand the needs of our citizens. There is one group whose percentage of the population eclipses any “minority” group in the US, yet seldom are accommodations available for their needs. Not only that, this particular demographic will typically embrace any businesses who would include one simple and relatively inexpensive need.

Did you know that 1 in 5 people worldwide suffers from measurable hearing loss? 1 in 5. That’s 20%. Compare that to the approximately 0.17% of the population who have impaired mobility. Additionally, the needs of the hard-of-hearing are covered by Federal Law under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Fortunately, there is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to include your customers with hearing loss.

By law, any venue in which audio amplification is integral to the use of the space, assistive listening MUST be provided. That means if you are a convention center, sports arena, movie theater, or any public space that uses a public address system you need to provide assistive listening devices. The most common assistive listening systems use either radio frequency (RF) or infrared (IR) to broadcast audio to a receiver that your customer checks out during their visit. And although required by law for many venues, it can be cumbersome to use–no one knows where to check out receivers, and when they do find them, the receivers don’t work or have broken headsets.

A better, more inclusive system lets your customer decide how they utilize your assistive listening system. Modern hearing aids can pair to smartphones via Bluetooth allowing hard-of-hearing customers to listen to audio through their own phones. What if you could deliver your own, custom audio content directly to them, on a device they already have in hand?

Enter Listen Technologies’ Combo Compliance Systems. Combo Compliance systems include the federally mandated assistive listening solution of your choice, whether it’s RF, IR, or Hearing Loop, and combines it with a powerful WiFi system that streams audio directly to a person’s smartphone via a free app that you customize, and they download. Now, you can not only satisfy ADA assistive listening requirements, you can enhance your customer experience by providing high-quality audio content streamed directly to your customer anywhere in your business. And with approximately 2.5 billion smartphones in use today, you get a tremendous return on investment. Combo Compliance systems are easy to install, and the WiFi servers can be connected to your existing wireless network by your own IT professional.

With Listen Technologies’ Combo Compliance systems in place, you are actively inviting 1 in 5 people, 20% of the population, into your business with a simple and inexpensive solution.

Contact one of our assistive listening experts today at 1.800.330.0891.

Members Rejoice: Churches Ask Congregants to Bring Their Phones to Service

Instead of asking parishioners to turn off their cell phones during worship service, what if they could use them to hear your sermon clearly, no matter where they are in the building, or how well they hear? Venues everywhere are embracing the omnipresent smartphone as an assistive-listening solution and using the devices to get churchgoers more involved in the service.

But how does that work? It’s simple: Wi-Fi. Streaming audio over Wi-Fi isn’t a new technology. However, recent advances improved the technology and reduced latency, so there’s basically no audio delay. That’s made streaming audio over Wi-Fi to smartphones the perfect solution for assistive listening as well as live audio. Here’s why you need it and how it works:

Build Connections
Delivering sound over Wi-Fi to devices parishioners already carry is a simple way to re-engage churchgoers who’ve felt disconnected because they can’t hear or understand.

Maybe you’ve got parishioners who spend parts of the service in the cry room or lobby with their children. Or maybe members of your congregation have hearing loss—statistics show that’s likely as high as 20 percent of your congregants. Perhaps your worship service is a popular place, and audio for overflow seating is an issue. Or do you have parishioners who need translation, but have no way to broadcast it? That means you’ve got people who can’t engage and won’t feel connected to the service. You can help them feel that essential spiritual connection through the power of Wi-Fi with audio delivered straight to their smartphones.

Simply Connect
Audio over Wi-Fi is not only easy for you to install and simple to use, but it’s also affordable. With a small investment—less than $800—churches can deliver clear audio to parishioners in the building with Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies. All you need to do is connect your audio system—like a TV or microphone—to the local area network using a secure server. It may sound complicated, but it’s as easy as plug and play. Then parishioners connect to your Wi-Fi, download a free app to their smartphones, and start streaming audio. They can listen via their own headphones or earbuds. Or if they have Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids, they can stream straight to their ears. And it’s scalable, so that you can accommodate small groups or thousands of users.

Churches can use this as an addition to existing assistive-listening solutions, like radio-frequency systems and hearing loops. Or it can be a standalone assistive-listening solution. Congregants use their own smartphones and headphones, so there’s no equipment for you to buy, store, or maintain.

An audio-over-Wi-Fi system is affordable and easy to install, but invaluable for your members who struggle to hear.

Spread the Word
Once you’ve installed Audio Everywhere, it’s essential to help your parishioners know about the system.

● Publicize: Use your regular news bulletins and website to promote your new listening solution. Also, post signs and posters about the system.
● Teach: Train your staff and volunteers how to use the system and troubleshoot. That way they’ll be ready to show parishioners what to do and answer questions.
● Celebrate: Share the success of Audio Everywhere with online reviews and word of mouth. Laud your increased engagement and attendance at church services.

Streaming audio over Wi-Fi to smartphones is an ideal solution for assistive listening. So, embrace the power of the smartphone and help your parishioners connect with their worship community with Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies. Go to www.audioeverywhere.com/assistive-church/ to get started today!

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