Facility Management

Installing assistive listening technology

With effective planning, the inclusion of correct systems and technology in contemporary space, such as museums, music venues and meeting rooms will ensure hearing impaired visitors and staff receive the best possible audio coverage, improving communication and the overall experience.


There are three types of listening technologies that can be installed into commercial buildings for hearing impaired visitors and staff: FM systems, infrared systems and Audio Frequency Induction Loop Systems (AFILS).

Each system will have advantages and disadvantages, however the most attractive system for AV consultants or specifiers to install is the AFILS. The advantage of installing this system in a commercial building is due to the AFILS ability to transmit directly to the

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