Hearing assistance

We use two systems of hearing assistance, infra-red and induction.


Sound from the lectern including voice, computer and video presentations are broadcast through infra-red signals. 

Infra-red hearing lsystem logoInfra-red rooms have this sign in the room 

We have replaced the old Sennheiser IR neck loops with Listen IR LR-5200 devices. These offer better quality sound and are charged from a standard USB charger

To convert the infra-red signals to a signal that your hearing aid can pick up, your hearing aid must be switched to the T-position (not all digital hearing aids feature this setting).  

Borrow a Listen IR receiver

Neck loops and chargers are available to borrow: 

Listen IR LR-5200 receiver

You can download basic instructions.

Induction loop 

Induction hearing loop logoInduction loops are indicated by this sign in the room 

To use an induction system, no extra hardware is required - you should just turn your hearing aid to the T position.


System availability is shown on our rooms pages (ADF login required).- look for the equipment type 'hearing assistance". The type - induction loop or infra-red - is shown in the notes for the room.


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