Sam Nord of Listen Technologies will be delivering a presentation on legislative compliance and assistive listening technologies to the San Francisco chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) on November 9, 2013.
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA— Sam Nord of Listen Technologies will be visiting the San Francisco Chapter meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of America on November 9, 2013 to present on assistive listening technologies with an emphasis on Hearing Loop. Nord’s presentation will focus on the latest updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and how these updates apply to assistive listening systems, including Hearing Loops.
The presentation will also address trends in hearing aids, what venues need to know about accommodating people with hearing loss, why Hearing Loop is the preferred assistive listening technology and the growing Loop America movement.
Hearing Loops deliver direct and personalized sound to people with smart hearing aids (hearing aids equipped with telecoils) and people with cochlear implants by working with an individuals’ settings on their device.
“I am extremely honored and excited to have the opportunity to present to the San Francisco Chapter of the HLAA to discuss the latest technologies to improve hearing and communication, as well as to inform those in the hearing loss community of the latest updates to ADA law as it regards the requirements for assistive listening systems,” said Nord. In March of 2012, the changes that were made to the ADA related to assistive listening in 2010 went into full effect. These changes state that an assistive listening system must be provided in each assembly area where audible communication is integral to the use of the space. Hearing Loops are a type of assistive listening system.
Hearing Loops, which are quite common overseas, are just starting to gain more popularity in the US due to better installation standards. “It is always a pleasure to be able to discuss technologies like Hearing Loops, because they can drastically improve the quality of people’s lives,” noted Kenny Andrews, President SF Chapter HLAA. “We appreciate Sam’s willingness to meet with our group.” The presentation will be given on Saturday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Francisco Chapter meeting at The Sequoias, 1400 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. The presentation is free and open to the public.
About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.
About Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life. For more information visit www.hearingloss.org.