Induction Loop & Hearing Loop
Induction Loop & Infrared Hearing Systems
7pds are the UK's Number 1 Supplier of Induction and Infrared Hearing systems, Maintenance Services. We offer one of the UK's biggest selections of induction loop equipment to suit all types of purposes and budgets. Our brands include Sennheiser, Ampetronic, Signet, Contacta, Gordon Morris, and Ditec.
Professional Hearing Loop/Induction Loop Installation & Maintenance
Each Year, our specialist engineers carry out a maintenance visit on thousands of hearing systems throughout the whole of the UK.
For all businesses or building managers, we offer a professional induction loop installation and consultancy service, together with ongoing maintenance and audits, as required by current UK legislation.
Our comprehensive Maintenance package includes extended warranty for the induction loop amplifiers we install, and an annual preventative maintenance, and calibration visit by one of our specialist engineers to ensure that the equipment we have installed is working within the necessary tolerances.
We will provide you with a Certificate of Conformance following installation and each time a maintenance visit is undertaken, so that you can demonstrate to your clients that you are diligently discharging your duties under the Equality Act (2010) for those with hearing difficulties.
We have many customers in the retail, banking, leisure and education industries who rely on us for professionally installed induction loop systems, where necessary we can meet with you to carry out a site survey.
Why is it important to consider Hearing Loops?
According to Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID):
There are more than 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss (that's 1-in-6 of the UK population)
2 million of these people have hearing aids
1.4 million people use hearing aids regularly
by 2031 it is estimated there will be approximately 14.5 million people in the UK with hearing loss
From the total 3.7 million are of working age (16 – 64) and 6.3 million are of retirement age (65+)
More than 800,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf
There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK, plus many more who experience temporary hearing loss
More than 70% of over 70 year-olds and 40% of over 50 year-olds have some form of hearing loss
There are approximately 356,000 people with combined visual and hearing impairment in the UK
OVER 50% OF THESE HAVE EXPERIENCED DIFFICULTY ACCESSING GOODS & SERVICES
A STAGGERING 83% OF PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY INCLUDING HEARING LOSS HAVE TAKEN THEIR BUSINESS TO A MORE DISABILITY CONFIDENT COMPETITOR
it's the Law...
BSI British Standard BS 8300 is the code of practice for the design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people.
The Equality Act (2010)
The Equality Act (2010) combined many different Acts of Parliament into to one all encompassing Act. We are concerned here with the legislation from the Disability Discrimination Act (1999) otherwise known as the DDA.
Building Regulations Part M1: Access to and use of buildings (2000)
Current building regulations for England and Wales state that newly erected or substantially reconstructed non-domestic buildings should make reasonable provision for people to gain access to and use their facilities (Requirement M1).
Care Standards Act (2002)
The Care Standards Act demands that care homes in England provide certain adaptations and equipment for residents
Visit England's National Accessible Scheme (2002)
The national tourist board for England's Accessible Scheme. This Scheme aims to increase accessibility for guests who are mobility, hearing and visually impaired.