PROJECT: Capital One Bank
Capital One Bank has installed a compact counter hearing loop in their 77th Street and Third Avenue branches to help those who are hard of hearing facilitate communication with their bankers. The bank installed this assistive technology at two of the banking windows and two of the banking desks.
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. Hearing loops are a preferred technology for t-coil hearing aid and cochlear implant wearers as it allows them a discreet way to amplify the sound, allowing for a more clear understanding of conversations with their bankers.
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.
The hearing loop enables Capitol One Bank 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.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