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Assistive Listening Technologies

Teaching Spaces where Assistive Listening Technologies are installed

Assistive Listening Technologies are systems installed within teaching spaces to aid hearing impaired users. There are two types of systems, Hearing Loops or FM.

What is a Hearing Loop system?

A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting. More info can be found here.

What is an FM system?

FM systems are wireless assistive hearing devices that enhance the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants and also assist people who are hard of hearing but do not wear hearing aids, in particular over distance and in noisy environments. More info can be found here.

NOTE: Microphones must be worn in order for these systems to work

Which spaces have these systems?

If you would like to check which rooms have either a Hearing Loop or an FM system installed, please click on the campus location from the list below.

Central Area     Kings Buildings    Holyrood    New College    Lauriston

For further help and support please contact the Student Disability Service in the first instance

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