Assistive listening specialists, Contacta Systems, have launched a new rechargeable loop listener, offering theatregoers, worshippers and students enhanced access to sound.
The RX-30 is a complete wireless receiver, designed to help people with hearing loss who don’t use a hearing aid or cochlear implant.
The pocket-sized rechargeable receiver picks up signals transmitted by existing hearing loop systems which are fitted in millions of venues worldwide such as theatres, auditoriums, places of worship, public halls, and community centres.
The new RX-30 features a bass cut filter, flat frequency response and adjustable volume control, and comes with headphones, enabling users to access clear sound comfortably and easily.
Created by Contacta’s in-house design team, the RX-30 offers up to 50 hours of battery life and comes with a range of charging options, with base stations to accommodate one, five, 10, 15 or 20 receivers.
“The RX-30 means any venue that has a large area hearing loop can offer clear sound to customers who struggle to hear,” says Contacta’s head of new business development, Ran Meyrav.
“The prevalence of hearing loss is growing but many of those affected don’t use a hearing aid. The RX-30 bridges the gap. It delivers speech or music from a microphone, via the hearing loop, to the RX-30’s headphones, or any the user chooses that have a 3.5mm jack. There is no latency, and the product suppresses both background noises and low frequency hums. It removes the effort of trying to hear, making venues more accessible.”
Being rechargeable is a unique feature of the RX-30, which is currently available to order.
“We designed it as a rechargeable unit following demand from our customer base. Its unique charging mechanism prevents accidental charging of any standard batteries.
“Having a drop-in charging station has cut out the need for cables and means the units are all in one place and easily located when customers request them.
“This receiver gives greater flexibility for both the venue and the user.”