Ford Airport Expands Hearing Loop System | Business
Contributed by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport
By: Bruce Schedlbauer
Gerald R. Ford International Airport officials have announced the expansion of the hearing loop system installation at the airport. This system enables individuals with telecoil (T-coil)-equipped hearing devices to have public address system announcements transmitted directly to their hearing aids. This assistive listening service is available on both airport concourses, at all airline gates and holdroom areas, and now in the airport’s Grand Hall.
"We are delighted to offer this service to our customers who use assistive hearing devices," said acting executive director Phil Johnson. "By the direct transmission of gate and flight announcements to T-coil-equipped hearing aids, this hearing loop system significantly enhances the airport experience for the thousands of our customers who have experienced hearing loss. And now, this service is available in more areas of the passenger terminal building."
Additional information about hearing loop systems is available at www.hearingloop.org.