Assistive hearing systems

Provision and management of assistive hearing systems in centrally supported teaching spaces became the responsibility of Audio Visual Services in 2009.

Following an initial audit, it was identified that many of the 48 existing systems were not compliant with EU regulations (IEC 60118‐4:2006) and therefore regularly falling short of user requirements. Over the last three years, working closely with ESS and assistive hearing specialists, we have: ‐

  • Collated detailed data on all systems in centrally supported teaching and learning spaces
  • Obtained funding to retrospectively fix damaged and poorly designed systems, ensuring they are all fit for purpose and compliant
  • Worked closely with ESS, assistive hearing specialists and external contractors to ensure that all new systems installed in centrally supported space meet current legislation
  • Rationalised and tested all systems ensuring that they are compliant with the current legislation and implemented a continuing maintenance program

If you feel that a room requires an assistive hearing system please firstly read the University Policy on Assistive Hearing systems and then submit a request to AVS

Assistive hearing system policy PDF 218Kb

Please read this policy document if you feel a room requires an assistive hearing policy

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