PROJECT: Bank of America
Bank of America has installed hearing loops in their banks to help those who are hard of hearing to facilitate communication with their bankers. The compact counter loops are being installed at One Bryant Park, Park Avenue South in New York; Kennedy Plaza, in Providence, RI; and Lexington Center in Boston, MA. This ensures that customers with hearing loss have equal access to the same over the desk or teller window service as any customer.
As the exclusive, distributor for the Americas of Ampetronic, Listen Technologies provided the counter loop systems that enables customers who need assistive listening to receive clear, amplified sound directly through their t-coil hearing aid, cochlear implant, or hearing loop receiver.
The hearing loop enables Bank of America to be compliant with current ADA requirements and standards for assistive listening. Hearing loops are one of three technologies that are available to venues to meet ADA compliance – radio frequency(RF) and infrared (IR) are the other two assistive listening technologies.
The hearing loop systems were installed by Leo Garrison of Metro Sound Pros, who specializes in loop installations throughout New York City. Garrison is a Level II certified Listen Technologies Hearing Loop Integration Partner which ensures that his customers’ hearing loop installations meet the IEC60118-4 performance standard.
Metro Sound Pros has installed hearing loops in museums, tour buses, zoos, banks, the famous Gershwin Theatre, and other Broadway Theatres.SYSTEM COMPONENTS
• CLD1-CB Compact Loop Driver
• Q400 Boundary Microphones with Cardioid Directional Pickup
• GE00001 Multi-Turn Preformed Loop for CLD1
• 12 VDC Power Supply (North America)
• T-LOGO-SMALL “T” Logo Installed Adhesive Sign – Small (5.8” x 4.1”)
• LP-IL Hearing Loop Receiver with Lanyard Package