|Do Gordon Morris Ltd. install as well as supply hearing systems?
Yes. Gordon Morris Ltd. engineers can come and survey your site and then provide you with a costing for the job. This quote will be based on the distance to travel to the site, the man power and equipment needed and the estimated time that it will take to complete the job. Please call 01458 272121 or visit our services page for more information.
What hearing systems are available for service providers and individuals?
Induction loop, infrared and FM radio systems are available, as well as alerting devices. All these systems have their own advantages and uses. For further information, click here.
Do I qualify as a trade customer?
Gordon Morris Ltd. considers a trade customer to be any customer who, as part of their business activity, sells our products on. Being a trade customer means that you are eligible for trade prices. If you feel you qualify as a trade customer, set up an account as normal and then contact us by phone or email. Please give us your details and VAT number and we will update your status as trade customer online.
Where can I acquire funding for disability equipment?
There are various sources of funding for disability equipment. These include Access to Work, through the Job Centre (if a disability affects the way you work), Local Education Authorities, Social Services, and Lottery funding. Please keep in mind that acquiring funding can be a lengthy process.
Will a loop system work with my digital hearing aid?
Yes, the conventional loop system is still very effective for digital hearing aids, you just need to switch the aid to the T switch function. For more information on induction loop systems, please click here.
Do I need a specialist to install my loop system?
It depends on the system, however, most of the domestic loops are easily installed following the instructions supplied. If you need further advice on installing your equipment you can contact us for advice from one of our technical engineers.
How many microphones can I have with an Induction Loop System?
This depends on the particular amplifier your system is based on. Different amplifiers will have different ranges and different microphone inputs. Generally most of our amplifiers can offer at least two microphone inputs. If you require more, an additional microphone mixer can increase the capacity. Please fill out our budget questionnaire to get an idea of what equipment might be suitable.
Can you combine infrared, induction loop and radio systems?
It is possible to combine systems to take advantage of the different benefits. If an induction loop system is installed the signal can cross over into neighbouring areas. This can be a problem when privacy is required or if separate systems are installed in adjoining rooms, as the transmission from one area might overspill and be picked up by hearing aid users in another. Infrared systems do not have this problem, so systems can be placed next to each other without interference. The disadvantage of this system is the need for additional receivers for hearing aid users. Radio microphones can be used with either of these systems with no interference providing different channels are selected.
Can you quote from a specification?
You can get a rough estimate of cost by completing our quote questionnaire. However, this is for guidance only. A detailed building inspection is required before we can issue a final quotation and make an installation.
Can we have a loop fitted in a training or meeting room?
Yes, but it may make sense to consider a portable system. We currently have a range of portables that can easily be taken to any room where they are required, giving you more flexibility.
Do Loop Systems affect computers and other electrical equipment?
Induction loop systems can sometimes cause interference with computer monitors and other electronic equipment. This tends to occur only when the strength of the signal from the loop is very high.
I am an architect or access officer. Why do I need Induction Loop equipment?
In order to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) you must make reasonable efforts to accommodate the needs of those with disabilities, including people with hearing impairment. Induction loop equipment could be part of a strategy for meeting this requirement, helping the hearing impaired to get the most from your building.
If you have any other questions please contact us.