This loop was specifically designed for the post office and complies with all EN and BS standards. The loop is encased within a cardboard pad and subsequently folded to suit the underneath of the counter. The amp is fitted to the underside of the counter to the back, and the discreet clerk microphone is fitted to the counter top.
This loop is ideal for any single counter position and although we do offer a fitting service it is simplicity itself and well within anyone's capability.
This unit is also capable of “looping” up to a 50sq. Metre. Room and has been used extensively in Chelmsford University.
An AFILS (Audio Frequency Induction Loop System) is designed to work in conjunction with a hearing aid fitted with a 'T' position. They are not designed to, and cannot, replace the hearing aid. They are often referred to under several different names or descriptions. As well as AFILS, these include:
Sound is normally transmitted to a listener through the air by vibrations that are received by the ear. All sounds in an area will be heard whether they are desired sounds or not. The hard of hearing find it more difficult to separate the sounds they want to hear from unwanted background noise.
A standard hearing aid will amplify all sounds. Whilst this may assist in hearing, it does not help in an environment where there is significant background noise.
The benefit to the hearing impaired person is that, if used correctly, the AFILS ensures that the speaker's voice predominates over the background noise.
It is therefore important that the speaker is within a metre of the AFILS . This is the critical range and if the speaker is further away the background noise will become more dominant.
AFILS comprise of a microphone, amplifier and loop of wire - the induction loop (some AFILS have their own internal loop, whilst some are supplied with an external loop ).
The microphone must be situated close to the sound source as this increases the level of the sound relative to the ambient background noise.
The amplifier converts this sound into an electric current, which is driven through the induction loop .
The magnetic field radiated by the loop is received directly by the hearing aid when it is switched to the 'T' position. This is then converted back into sound for the listener.