Our Expertise

Contacta has more than 50 years’ expertise in the assistive listening sector.

We are members of a number of industry bodies that aim to improve provision and standards of assistive listening systems.

The International Hearing Loop Manufacturers Association (IHLMA) is an association of
the major manufacturers of audio induction loop equipment. Our Market Development
Director, Andrew Thomas, is Chair of IHLMA which acts as a voice for the industry.
It supports good quality loop installations around the world, provides guidance to anyone
interested in hearing loop systems and ensures members abide by its Code of Conduct.

The International Hearing Access Committee was born out of the 2017 annual conference of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. As one of the founders, Contacta is among the members aiming to foster improved telecoil function and innovative application, and to raise awareness of the benefits of loops among providers in the hearing industry. IHAC also aims to develop a strategic plan for the development and promotion of hearing technology worldwide.

Both IHLMA and IHAC are member of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH). This organisation represents the interests of more than 466 million hard of hearing people worldwide.

After being invited to be part of a ministerial committee to look at accessibility on the high street, Andrew was asked to join the British Standards BS559 – Design of an Accessible and Inclusive Environment.

This committee is responsible for BS 8300 which covers accessible and inclusive design of the built environment. Andrew’s input was key to updating the Standard in 2018 to include specific guidance on assistive listening technology for the first time.

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