Hearing Loops and IR Augmentation

Visual Focus has extensive expertise in the requirements under the Australian Building Standards for hearing augmentation and hearing loop installations.   Hearing assisted systems work by providing a signal that a person wearing a hearing aid can receive.

The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 provides that a hearing augmentation system be provided in buildings where people assemble for:

  • civic, theatrical, social, political or religious purposes; or
  • educational purposes in a school, early childhood centre, preschool, etc; or
  • entertainment, recreational or sporting purposes; or
  • transit purposes.

Standards can apply to both a new construction or substantial renovation.

Visual Focus can provide information during the building planning phase to identify the right type of hearing assisted listening equipment, from loop inductions, augmentation and in-built audio amplification systems.

Visual Focus has the knowledge to install, measure, commission and provide a certificate of compliance.