Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Pittsburgh Symphony Venue Enhances Sound for Audience Hearing Aids
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, audience members who have assistive hearing devices will be able to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and other performers at Heinz Hall with greater ease.
The Downtown venue is the first theater in Western Pennsylvania to install an electromagnetic hearing loop.
Installed in August, the Dauler Hearing Loop encapsulates much of the Heinz Hall auditorium, along with the box office. The wire is connected to a sound system that electromagnetically transmits sound to hearing aids and cochlear implants that have a telecoil, or t-coil. Patrons who use such devices need to enable their t-coils at the hall. The system eliminates most background noise, the symphony said.