Hearing Loop Installation

Installation of your hearing augmentation system

Installation of a suitable hearing loop is usually done in three stages:

Hearing Loop Design

Design of the right hearing loop for your room or building is carried out by our technical expert. 

Our expert will:

  • Require a copy of the floor plans for your room or building,
  • Discuss your spillage requirements, and
  • May make a site visit to your premises to conduct a metal loss survey and take other measurements. 

Spillage is that amount of noise from the loop that can be heard outside the loop area.  Requirements for spillage will vary depending on the purpose of the room or building.

Design can take up to three weeks from the date of receipt of the floor plan drawings.

Installation

The hearing loop is installed by our experienced technicians.

Installation includes:

  • Laying the copper loop material, usually on the floor.
  • Connectivity testing once installation is complete.
  • Application of warning tape over the copper loop material to protect the loop and warn workers of its presence.

Preparation of concrete floors may also be required.  This involves application of a solution directly to the concrete to prevent leeching of lime into the copper loop material.

For floor mounted hearing loops, installation is carried out before any floor coverings are laid in the room.  Room must be free of debris, materials and people.

Hearing loops must not be cut or they will not work.  It is important that all workers in the room are aware of the loops presence, and that they take care to protect it.  In particular, carpet and floor covering layers must take care to prevent accidental cuts or damage to the loop.

Commissioning

The hearing loop is commissioned by our experienced technicians.

Commissioning takes place when the building work is complete.  This involves:

  • Installation of the amplifier
  • Connecting the hearing loop to the amplifier
  • Final testing of the hearing loop.
  • Posting signs to indicate presence of the hearing loop for hearing loop users.

A certificate of compliance is issued following commissioning.

Contact us now to discuss your hearing augmentation systems requirements.