Auris Loops Systems need to be correctly specified and installed according to the unique requirements of your environment. Considerations include the size of the room, the length of loop cable required and the cost of installing and optimizing the system.
The prices below include the cost of the loop amplifier and loop cable, but do not include installation labour. Most loop systems can be installed in a single day. Qualified installation engineers usually charge in the region of $65 – $90 per hour. These prices are strictly ‘ballpark figures', but these may vary according to the considerations above.
PDA1000: Up to 900m sq – $3000.00 (Theatres, Conference Centres etc)
PDA500: Up to 500m sq – $2200.00 (Medium sized Churches, Meeting Rooms etc)
PDA200: Up to 200m sq – $1500.00 (Smaller Churches, Residential Homes etc)
DL50: Up to 50m sq – $400.00 (Home, Domestic Lounge)
CL1: Counter Loop – $500.00 (Airports, Libraries, Banks, Retail etc)
PL1: Portable Loop – $500.00 (Restaurants, Family Gatherings etc)
VL1: Vehicle Loop – $400.00 (Cars,Vans,Tour Buses etc.)
Loop systems can be very cost effective when compared with other assistive listening technologies such as FM, Infrared and Bluetooth.
Loop v. FM Cost Comparison A Real World Example
Let's take the real world example of The United Church in Winfield, BC. The sanctuary measures 50' x 40' and has at least 10 x people that would benefit from hearing assist technology, (probably more in the future as hearing loss predicted to increase).
FM system (1 x transmitter and 10 x receivers) $2349.00
20 x AA Batteries @ $0.79c each changed monthly $200.00 per year
Additional receivers $94.00 ea
PDA 200 loop amp, cable & Installation $1970.00 (no additional costs)
Zero additional cost of batteries or additional receivers.
Additional Loop Benefits Above & Beyond The Cost Advantage
More Discreet – Users use their own hearing aids not headphone.
More Hygienic – Users use their own hearing aids
More Convenient – Nothing to collect / return.
Zero Maintenance – No batteries to change, headsets to clean or service.
Superior Sound – hearing loss adjusted aids sound better than generic ‘one-size-fits-all' headphones
Unlimited users for no extra cost. No embarrassing situations when extra receivers are required but not available. No one is excluded.
Control. Hearing aid users can adjust their volume for comfort