If you have hearing impaired people in your congregation, you need to make proper provision for them to ensure they are as fully engaged with the worship as those blessed with perfect hearing.
In more reverberant buildings this can be solved with an Audio Frequency Induction Loop System (AFILS), since it reduces the unwanted background noise and echoes by providing a direct feed from one or more microphones and playback sources (like CDs etc.).
There are many technical issues for a Designer/Installer to consider – cable size and location for required field strength in the designated listening area, background magnetic noise from other cabling and metal loss correction are just a few.
As an AFILS accredited provider we also recommend that you test your system every month with a portable loop listener and check hearing aid users have good batteries if they complain they can’t hear adequately. Are they using the ‘T’ switch position on their hearing aids?
If you need help with any of the issues raised above, then please contact us and ask to speak to our accredited designer/installer who is an ISCVE Hearing Loop Approved Assessor.