Induction Loop Systems
Table Counter Hearing Induction Loop
Williams Sound PLA-90 Counter Loop
Williams Sound started decades ago and is based right here in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
They are a well-known part of the Wireless Telecommunications Equipment and Manufacturing Industry. This counter hearing loop system picks up sound through an internal, integrated microphone or an optional external microphone. The system then transmits the sound directly into those hearing aids equipped with a T-coil. The system is about 8”x7”x3”, so it is small enough to sit on a counter, a teller window, an information desk, or a store counter; it can also be mounted on a wall. The greatest benefit is that the sound that is streamed to the aids, will be heard in a way that is specific to the wearer. In other words, without doing anything different, each person will hear what is said through the t-coil on their hearing aids in the way that each wearer needs per their hearing prescription. Hence, the hearing aid itself will transmit the sound so that it meets the individual needs of the wearer’s hearing loss.
Now you may be thinking: “Why do I need this?” Although, if you are reading this, you may have already decided that you want to have one for all the people you know who are hearing impaired. Maybe you are a small business owner, and you do not know if your customers wear hearing aids. However, if a percentage of your customers are over the age of 65, it is safe to assume that one out of three has a loss of some kind. Maybe you would like to install a hearing loop system in your store, but during these times, you cannot afford the additional expense. This could be a way for your customers to hear all that is said clearly, easily, and discreetly and affordable.
It can be used discreetly in a couple of ways.
At a bank, as soon as you enter, you can switch your hearing aids to the T-coil via the app or by changing the program on the aid. No one would know that is what you were doing; discreet. Now, you need to speak to a banker. If the personal banker has one on his/her desk, you can speak softly, and her/her voice will be heard directly in your hearing aids. That allows you the privacy of not having to speak so loudly that others hear your conversation; discreet.
The PLA-90 unit has several unique features. As mentioned, it has an internal microphone, but you can use an additional external mic and can switch between the two modes. There is also a gain control for that external mic. It does have a 12 V rechargeable battery pack that will last up to 6 hours after a 4-hr charge. It can also operate through AC power with a range of 3-4 feet. Indicator LED lights will tell you when it is operational or charging. It is specifically designed to meet ADA accessibility requirements.
It also comes with a 2-year warranty on parts and labor.
This product meets American Disabilities Act for your small business. Give your customers, clients, patients a 5-star experience!