The local business Accessible Hearing Solutions is providing assistive listening technology to
improve accessibility for attendees who are hard of hearing.
The conference will be equipped with an Induction Hearing Loop
for both the presentations and the
registration desk. Attendees who have a hearing aid or cochlear implant with a
telecoil can directly access the conference audio to help overcome the effects
of background noise, distance, and reverberant acoustics in the room.
To use: set your hearing aid or implant to the “T”
or “telecoil” setting. For the
registration desk, make sure to stand within one meter of the counter loop. For the presentation, make sure to sit
in the designated area that is looped.
If you have hearing aids or a cochlear implant and you are
not sure if the device has a telecoil, ask
your hearing healthcare provider.
If the telecoil is inside, request that they activate it for you prior
to attending the conference.
For attendees who do not
have telecoils inside their devices, or who do not have hearing aids at all, a number of personal
assistive listeners/headsets will be available for loan. Please ask to borrow one at the
registration desk and return at the end of each conference day.
Look for the international
symbol of access (above) for hearing loss for the designated areas