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Thinking Beyond Hearing Loss

Houses of worship are thinking about assistive listening within the context of their larger AV system. When designing a space where people gather to hear inspiring sermons and uplifting music, thoughts turn to selection and placement of microphones, speakers, amps, and sound systems, as well as acoustics. Each is critical to the overall audio experience.

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Marvin Chooses ListenTalk for Manufacturing Facility Group Tours

Marvin was using a communication system that provided its guests a less than stellar experience. The system had poor sound quality and the tour guides found it uncomfortable to wear. TourGuide Solutions recommended ListenTALK from Listen Technologies. The ListenTALK system is a flexible and customizable two-way group communication system that delivers clear audio without amplifying ambient noise.

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Marvin Selects ListenTalk for Manufacturing Facility Group Tours

On any manufacturing plant floor, there’s noisy machinery, forklift horns and not to mention the acoustical challenges of large, open, high-ceiling facilities. Marvin contacted TourGuide Solutions to find a communication system for their manufacturing process tours to enable tour guides to speak normally (instead of shouting to be heard) and increase engagement with a two-way communication option.

Read more via Commercial Integrator.

Improving the student experience with audio over Wi-Fi

Audio over Wi-Fi technology is democratizing assistive listening systems in education settings, and that’s great news for students and educators. With audio over Wi-Fi, users are able to stream live or recorded school audio to their smartphone or other smart device and listen via headphones or earbuds. They can even stream sound directly from their smart device to their Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids.

Read more via eCampusNews. 

Helping the Hard of Hearing

According to Kim Franklin, vice president of global marketing at Listen Technologies, an assistive listening systems manufacturer headquartered in Bluffdale, UT, the ADA stipulates that if a space is reliant on audible communications (AV systems that deliver amplified audio via overhead loudspeakers or incorporate a podium equipped with a microphone, for example), then it requires assistive listening technology.

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1156: Meet Listen Tech’s President and CEO, Maile Keone

Listen Tech’s president and CEO, Maile Keone, is a role model for all women in AV. Mentored by two AV hall-of-famer’s Russ Gentner and Cory Schaeffer, Maile is helping to build Listen Tech into an audio company that has some of the most unique solutions in our industry. Her experiences, her expertise and her empathy helped bring her to where she is today — and she’s an AV CEO you should meet.

Watch the interview via rAVe [PUBS]. 

Optimizing In-Person Worship Service Experiences

How audio-over-Wi-Fi assistive-listening systems support houses of worship’s efforts to make the sanctuary a more dynamic experience.

Accessibility promotes inclusion: In houses of worship that have audio-over-Wi-Fi assistive-listening systems, users can stream church audio to their smartphone and listen through headphones or a headset. If users wear Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids, sound is transmitted directly from their smartphone to their hearing aids. With the prevalence of smartphones and smart devices, audio-over-Wi-Fi technology democratizes assistive-listening systems.

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Listen Technologies & the Power of Shared Experiences

“We see a future world without language and accessibility barriers, where communication is seamless. This is a world where everyone celebrates our differences, shares richer human connections, and has a mutual understanding of what’s being said. This is the future Listen Technologies is creating. We’re investing, so everyone feels like they belong. I’m excited that everything we do is about making a difference in people’s lives.”

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Walnut Street Baptist Church Facilitates Community and Connection with Audio Translation

“Walnut Street parishioners love the new ListenRF 72 MHz system for its crystal-clear audio, the small and simple receivers, and the way it’s allowing them to connect with their family and community. The use of the system for translation means that grandparents, parents, and children can attend church services together in their community and all hear the same message – without language being a barrier to their connection.”

Read more via Worship Facility.