Free Tools & Resources
Free downloadable tools, resources and materials. Some materials can be mailed to you. Need something? Please let us know so it can be added.
Individuals with Hearing Loss
Ask your audiologist or hearing aid provider about telecoils Link (4 cards/page pdf)
May I recommend you consider installing a hearing loop Link (10 cards/page pdf).
Initial request letter template, with guidance/sample language. Request via email (Microsoft Word).
Ways to encourage hearing loops-consumer. Request via email.
Tools-Venues Interested in Hearing Loops
Best Practices for Hearing Loop Installation (2019). Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Link (2 pages).
Good Practice Guide Hearing Loop Systems: A Guide to Best Practice for Service Providers (2016). International Hearing Loop Manufacturer Association. Link (11 pages, pdf)
Sample Request for Proposal for Hearing Loop System. Link (4 page, pdf)
Tools-Venues with Existing Hearing Loops
9 Best Practices to Maximize the Benefits (Self Assessment). Request via email (pdf).
Feedback. Hearing loops are discrete. No one knows when a person is using the hearing loop, and that’s one of the benefits; however, the venue may thus think that their hearing loop isn’t being used. One idea is for the venue to solicit feedback. Link (1/2 page)
Hearing Loops-Signage: Going beyond the ADA Standard. Link (1 page pdf)
Slides to inform patrons/visitors/guests about hearing loop at beginning of meeting/event. Link (Microsoft PowerPoint)
We have a hearing loop. Place in lobby to educate people. Template to adapt for your organization. Link (1/3 page Word)
Hearing Loops-Signage: Going beyond the ADA Standard. Link (1 page pdf).
"Getting It Right" Access and Functional Needs Emergency Management Conferences.
November 5 (Colorado Springs, CO) and November 7 (Montrose, CO) Flyer Link
Here in Colorado, we are working to make emergency management more inclusive of Colorado’s diverse communities and to integrate access and functional needs in all that we do. To build networks, knowledge, and resources around doing this work, Colorado's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is hosting it's first “Getting it Right” Emergency Management Access & Functional Needs Conferences. More Info (website)