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Important Information about Installations
Installation should meet IEC Standards
IEC 60118-4:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV, Consolidated version. Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 4: Induction-loop systems for hearing aid purposes - System performance requirements. Link (website with full standards).
What's most important is for a venue to require a "certificate of conformity."
For downloadable resources, such as sample proposals and installation guides, please see Resources webpage on this website, venue area.
Installation Cost Estimates
When comparing hearing loop system costs to alternative listening systems, consider this: a system that costs slightly more, but has many more users, will be most cost-effective. Hearing loops provide the greatest user satisfaction, are always used, and are preferred by staff because they are the easiest to administer and maintain. Also, hearing loop systems require fewer portable receivers and headphones for those without telecoil-enabled hearing aids.
The cost of a hearing looped system varies greatly depending on the location, size, and construction of the venue. The following ranges are to provide loose estimates only.
• Ticket windows, pharmacy counters, information desks can cost $500 to $1,000
• Conference rooms or small places of worship may cost between $2,500 and $4,500.
• A larger venue, such as a senior center, large place of worship or school auditorium can range from $5,000 to $35,000.
• The largest venues, such as performing arts centers or stadiums may cost anywhere from $75,000 to $150,000.
Hearing loops generally cost less when installations are done as part of new construction or renovation projects. This is because it may be easier to identify and overcome potential obstacles and because floors and ceilings may already be exposed, reducing labor costs for installers who do not need to lift existing carpets or flooring.
Source: Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Hearing Loops
All reputable manufacturers are happy to respond to inquiries re: tech questions, local support, etc.
Oval Window Audio has been designing and producing cost-effective and easy to install perimeter loop systems & accessories since 1984.
Interested parties are welcome to contact us re: product & installation questions. Individuals & small venues often purchase and successfully install our products with in-house talent, following our printed directions and with the support we provide via email & phone. We also work with Colorado contractors, but it is best to start with contacting us directly.
In accordance with industry standards, all inquiries re: public loop installations begin with our brief written Site Survey that enables us to check plans and make the best product & installation recommendations. When appropriate, we refer to other manufacturers for specialized technologies that are not available from us.
Oval Window Audio systems are proudly manufactured in the USA and include a 30 day return, and 3 year warranty on electronics.
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