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Equipment and specialised services

Subject to the technical functionality of the worker’s hearing devices, some of the following systems are likely to be helpful.

For workers WITH hearing devices

  • Direct transmission to the worker’s hearing devices, use Bluetooth or other wireless means to transmit directly to the worker's hearing devices
  • Specialised headset with telecoil (T Switch) functionality2
  • Amplified phone
  • Hearing loop system (preferable) or FM system with wireless microphones (with both neckloops and headsets) in meetings
  • Personal Assistive Listening System (FM system) for one on one discussions
  • Vibrating pager for emergencies (fire, evacuation etc)
  • National Relay Service (NRS)3
  • Captions on all videos/tv/online clips4
  • Neckloop for use with computer audio

For workers WITHOUT hearing devices

  • Amplified phone
  • FM system with wireless microphones in meetings
  • Real time captioning for those who can’t rely on their hearing alone in meetings5
  • Personal Assistive Listening System (FM system) for one on one discussions
  • Captions on all videos/tv/online clips6
  • Headset for use with computer audio

For workers who use sign language