Not being able to hear during group activities has traditionally been seen as a personal challenge and family matter. This is complicated because an entire group assembled for an event is adversely affected by those in the group who cannot hear. (“What?”) (“Speak up!”)
Hearing aids are becoming more popular, but that is only one step toward a community solution for group presentations in assembly rooms. Statistically, most people who have hearing loss do not wear hearing aids. To ensure everyone can better hear and be heard, High Emotion Audio Labs® offers Acoustic Wellness™ environments.
For a community to achieve an Acoustic Wellness™ certification, a proprietary process is undertaken that includes a hearing survey of the community residents, an acoustic survey of the facility, noise remediation where necessary, and creation of a senior specific sound field which synchronizes with hearing aid loops. This exceeds all ADA requirements for those with hearing aids, and most importantly, also assists those with perfect hearing, those with hearing loss who do not have hearing aids and those with cochlear implants.
Statistically, most people wait seven years before seeking help for hearing loss. With this in mind, H.E.A.L.'s Dr. Scott McPhee developed a simple and effective hearing survey which determines the hearing issues of the community. It also uncovers individual hearing concerns that may be overlooked or ignored.
H.E.A.L. conducts an analysis of background noise in assembly rooms and dining rooms. It looks for noise from refrigerators, drink dispensers, air vents, fans, kitchens or traffic, and finds options to remove or reduce them.
We use noise remediation panels to lessen sound reflections and interference from nearby conversations, which are uniquely problematic for those with the co morbidities of hearing and memory loss.
A central component of our Acoustic Wellness™ environment, The Activity Director™ is a proprietary commercial entertainment center created to power H.E.AL.'s speakers, optimize the hearing environment and easy to operate.
The Activity Director™ employs unobtrusive in-wall remote controls in multiple rooms to power audio for background music or provide quality playback for live performance, guest speakers, video presentations or religious services.
Containing audio amplifiers, hearing aid loop amplifiers and our H.E.A.L. Senior Specific Signal Processing, the Activity Director™ mates to our proprietary loudspeaker designs to create an advanced synchronized sound field, which blends seamlessly into any environment.
HEARING AID LOOPS