NEWS: Contacta products part of ground-breaking accessibility event in Greece

Two years of campaigning to improve access for people with hearing loss has resulted in Contacta’s products being introduced into Greece for the first time.

This July, our partners, Earcare, proudly unveiled our hearing loop systems on the customer service desk of the city hall In Athens.

The mayor of Athens listens to the loop’s sound quality

The ceremony was hosted by the mayor of the Greek capital, Kostas Bakoyannis.  Mr Bakoyannis tested our loop system by using a loop listener and was impressed by the sound quality and clarity.

His commitment to accessibility for people with hearing loss in Athens included speech to text units at the service counters.  Because of measures against the spread of coronavirus, staff also wore wear clear face masks to aid those who lipread or find lip movement useful.

Greek sign language interpreters were on hand to make sure every need was accommodated during the event.

Ground-breaking installation

The launch was the culmination of two years of hard work by Earcare to raise awareness of hearing loss and the technology that can transform people’s experience.

Accessibility for the thousands of people affected in Greece has been slow to develop and this event made national headlines on radio, TV and in print media.

Following the launch, representatives from Earcare met with government ministers to further discuss access to essential services for people with hearing loss.

Head of New Business Development, Ran Meyrav, said;

“We are delighted to see our products reaching new territories and making a difference to people who really need them.

“Our partners are doing fantastic work in not only completing high quality installations but improving accessibility and raising awareness of the needs of people with hearing loss.

“We are looking forward to seeing them using more of our products to create inclusion for people and changing their lives.”

Earcare staff prepare for their radio interview



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