Understanding assistive listening

Why are assistive listening systems needed.
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Understand how assistive listening systems work and why and when they are needed.
Get a basic understanding on what type of assistive listeing technologies there are for public use.


  • No prior knowledge or experience needed


In this course you will learn why about assistive listening systems and why they are needed. There are hearing instruments (hearing aids), so why are assistive listening systems needed? This beginners course will how common hearing loss is, what hearing loss is, how hearing instruments work, how Assistive Listening Systems work and why they are needed.

Who this course is for:

  • For people who want general knowledge or want to continue with more advanced courses.

Course content

1 section6 lectures39m total length
  • Introduction
  • How common is hearing deficiency?
  • Key facts about deafness and hearing loss.
    1 question
  • What is hearing loss
  • Wikipedia on hearing loss.
    1 question
  • Hearing instruments
  • Assistive listening systems
  • Legislation
  • Final test
    16 questions


Sales Director at Univox
Univox Thomas Plahn
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  • 1,479 Students
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Univox by edin, one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality hearing loop systems, created the very first true constant current loop amplifier 1969. Ever since, our mission is to serve the hearing aid community with the highest degree of service and performance with strong focus on Research and Development for new and improved technical solutions. This long-term dedication to R&D has positioned Univox at the forefront of the hearing loop industry. 

Univox has a strong position within the global hearing enhancement system market and plays an active role in the international A/V market and exhibits regularly at international exhibitions like ISE and InfoComm. With an active role in the work group TC-29/MT-20, Bo Edin AB (Univox) has also been deeply involved in the continuous development of the international performance standard for induction loops, IEC 60118-4. 

Thomas Plahn has been with Univox by Edin since 2010 working with international distributers.