Contacta’s rechargeable loop listener offers hearing access to all

Assistive listening specialist Contacta Systems has launched its new RX-30 rechargeable loop listener, offering care home residents enhanced access to sound.

The RX-30 is a complete wireless receiver, designed to help people with hearing loss who do not use a hearing aid or cochlear implant. The pocket-sized rechargeable receiver picks up signals transmitted by existing hearing loop systems, fitted in communal spaces in care homes across the UK.

The new RX-30 features a bass cut filter, flat frequency response, and adjustable volume control, and comes with headphones, enabling users to access clear sound comfortably and easily.

Created by Contacta’s in-house design team, the RX-30 offers up to 50 hours of battery life and comes with a range of charging options, with base stations to accommodate one, five, 10, 15, or 20 receivers.

Contacta’s head of new business development Ran Meyrav said: “The RX-30 means any home that has a large area hearing loop can offer clear sound to residents who struggle to hear.

“An estimated 75 per cent of people in care homes have some form of hearing loss but a number of those don’t use a hearing aid. The RX-30 bridges the gap. It delivers speech or music from a microphone, via the hearing loop, to the RX-30’s headphones or any with a 3.5mm jack. There is no latency, and the product suppresses both background noises and low frequency hums. It removes the effort of trying to hear, making entertainment more accessible.

“We designed it as a rechargeable unit following demand from our customer base. Its unique charging mechanism prevents accidental charging of any standard batteries.

“Having a drop-in charging station has cut out the need for cables and means the units are all in one place and easily located when customers request them.

“This receiver gives greater flexibility for both the home and its residents.”

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