Welcome to Dance Factory's guide on using assistive listening devices! We are committed to providing a truly inclusive and accessible experience for all of our patrons. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore how you can enhance your experience at Dance Factory performances using assistive listening devices.
Why Assistive Listening Devices Matter
Assistive listening devices play a crucial role in making performing arts accessible to individuals with hearing impairments. These devices ensure that everyone can fully enjoy our performances by amplifying sound and providing clear audio signals.
Types of Assistive Listening Devices
There are various types of assistive listening devices available, each catering to specific needs. Let's take a closer look at some of the most commonly used devices:
1. FM Systems
FM systems are wireless devices that use radio frequencies to transmit audio signals from the sound source directly to a receiver worn by the listener. They offer excellent sound quality and can cover larger areas, making them ideal for performances in spacious venues.
2. Infrared Systems
Infrared systems utilize infrared light to transmit audio signals. They work best in environments free from interference and are widely used in theaters. Infrared devices provide secure and confidential audio transmission, ensuring a seamless listening experience.
3. Inductive Loop Systems
Inductive loop systems, also known as hearing loops, use electromagnetic fields to transmit sound wirelessly. They work by creating a magnetic field that is picked up by hearing aids or cochlear implants equipped with telecoils. This technology allows for a direct and personalized listening experience.
How to Use Assistive Listening Devices at Dance Factory
At Dance Factory, we strive to make the process of using assistive listening devices as smooth as possible. Here's a step-by-step guide:
Prior to attending a performance, we highly recommend reserving an assistive listening device. This ensures we have the necessary equipment ready for you upon arrival. You can make a reservation by contacting our box office or indicating your requirement during the online ticket booking process.
2. Device Pickup
On the day of the performance, head to the designated assistive listening device pickup location, which is conveniently located near the main entrance. Our friendly staff will assist you in selecting the most suitable device and provide a brief demonstration on how to use it.
3. Device Setup
Once you have the device in your possession, locate the designated seating area for individuals using assistive listening devices. Take a moment to set up the device by ensuring it is turned on and properly connected to any personal listening equipment, such as hearing aids or cochlear implants.
4. Enjoy the Performance
With the assistive listening device ready, sit back, relax, and enjoy the mesmerizing performances at Dance Factory. The device will enhance the sound quality, bringing the performance to life and ensuring you don't miss a single note or dialogue.
Tips for Maximizing Your Experience
To make the most of your experience with assistive listening devices, consider the following tips:
- Arrive early to set up the device comfortably and familiarize yourself with its features.
- Test the device before the performance begins to ensure it is functioning properly.
- Adjust the volume to a comfortable level that suits your hearing needs.
- If you encounter any issues, don't hesitate to seek assistance from our staff.
At Dance Factory, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the magic of performing arts. By utilizing assistive listening devices, individuals with hearing impairments can enjoy our performances to the fullest. We hope this guide has provided you with valuable information on how to make the most of these devices. Join us at Dance Factory and immerse yourself in the world of captivating performances!