UVA accessibility professionals support and encourage the addition/installation of hearing loop (induction loop) technology as the recommended assistive listening system (ALS) for large venues, auditoriums, classrooms, reception areas, ticket counters, and other appropriate spaces throughout the Academic Grounds, athletic venues, and Health System at the University of Virginia.
List of additional resources including general information on hearing loops, research papers and case studies, a list of vendors, and resources for facility designers, architects, A/V consultants and project mangers.
Installation of a hearing loop is not appropriate in all locations. In addition, it is not as simple as laying a wire around the perimeter of a room. The following information will provide the information/criteria required for a successful installation including how to scope your project, what to look for in a contractor, and what the contractor should provide.