Most of the Teaching rooms and Lecture theatres are equipped with Infrared Hearing Assistance systems. If the room doesn't have an installed system then a portable system can be booked via the IT Service Centre. The equipment in the room can be checked on this room list
How do infrared hearing systems work?
1 The sound from the Microphone(s) in the room as well as the PC sound ( and any other sound sources such as laptop or Blu-Ray Player) are sent to the Infrared (IR) transmitter
2 The signal is converted into an Infrared light signal which is transmitted across the room
3 Wireless receivers are used to convert the infrared light signal back into an electrical signal and then into an audio signal again (or a personal induction loop if used by a hearing aid wearer):
Neckloop receivers can be loaned for use with hearing aids that have a 'T' switch:
The second type of receiver available is a headphone receiver:
Please contact the IT Service Centre via https://itservicecentre.derby.ac.uk/hc/en-us to arrange the loan of a receiver