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Make it About the Tour, Not the Headset

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Imagine you’ve scheduled a tour at a museum and you want to make sure all your patrons can hear you talk about the artwork, the building and history without disturbing the other museum guests. Maybe you’re thinking of trying out one of those wireless tour guide headsets that you wear over your ear while your guests carry a receiver like fanny pack.  What happens if suddenly 3 patrons can’t hear because the batteries have died? All you have to do is stop the tour while you change the batteries (hopefully you brought enough with you), and then restart where you left off and hope you didn’t leave anything out.

Perhaps you’ve planned a great walking tour in Brooklyn or Hollywood or another major city and you need a way to be heard over passing traffic.  If you are using a wireless tour guide headset and someone drops their receiver the tour is disrupted while you set the patron up with a new headset (hope you brought an extra), and then there is the replacement expense for you.

Perhaps you have taken guests from a cruise ship into the port town to give them a first-hand experience at the market – there’s a lot of noise while you guide your guests to the best places to shop and eat.  You use wireless headsets, nothing goes wrong, but when you return to the ship, you have to clean the equipment thoroughly (and hope they were all returned).

Your tour business should be focused on all the interesting information that you want to share, not the maintenance of out-dated headsets.  There is a simpler and more economical solution for tour guides: a wireless tour guide system that streams audio on-the-go directly to your customers’ smart devices.  Many of these systems have have built-in wifi that allows tour groups to hear better through their own smartphones and tablets without distractions or distracting others. That means better quality sound and no added expense or maintenance for you!

Ready to upgrade your tour offering with a personal PA system? The AudioFetch FetchExpress is now available for sale directly from our website. Contact us today for questions or more information.

AudioFetch App First to Reach 50K Downloads on Google Play

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We’re excited to announce that the AudioFetch app has reached 50,000 downloads on Google Play! AudioFetch is the first app in the wireless audio streaming industry to reach this milestone.  

The AudioFetch App, available for Android and Apple phones and tablets, allows customers and guests to hear audio from TVs or any audio sources in real-time when the facility installs an AudioFetch system. AudioFetch is ideal for listening to muted televisions at fitness centers, sports bars or public waiting rooms, or to provide assistive listening, or translation services, in churches, universities, theaters or any other public meeting areas. Users simply download the AudioFetch app, connect to local wifi, select their channel and start listening!

AudioFetch avoids noise pollution by empowering those individuals that want to hear the public audio while keeping ambient noise down for those that do not.:

Love it We switched to Audiofetch in the gym I manage and it has worked great! Everyone loves how clear the sound comes through. We had one issue with one members phone so I emailed them and within about 10 minutes I had a response with how to fix it. Great product, great application, and great customer service. What more could you ask for?” Jamie R.  

“We are taking audio from our adult class and our worship service…. to AudioFetch and people in the auditorium can start the App on their phones and hear everything in Spanish. It’s an amazing set up.” Pastor Mike L.

“This app is great! I use it for the gym and just recently found out that a bar close by has this also.” Google User

“The app works great. There was a setting in my phone that was keeping the display on, but when I emailed support, I received a response within 24 hours and with detailed instructions. Very impressed with their customer service! The app now works like it should.” Alexandra M.

“We use AudioFetch in our company gym so multiple TVs aren’t blaring their content simultaneously. After 3 years, this solution is still reliable and embraced by all of our users.” Hans E.

“By far the most reliable low latency live audio broadcast system out there. Customer support, although rarely needed is second to none :-)” Ben M.

Thank you to all of our amazing users and customers for helping us to reach this milestone! It’s our mission at AudioFetch to revolutionize and simplify assistive listening, helping more people stay present and connected in their current environments. We’re so pleased to have helped these 50K people hear better, and look forward to helping another 50K+ more!

How to Help the Hard of Hearing at Church this Holiday

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The messages given at holiday services are special and thematic.  It is especially important that the sermon be heard plainly by everyone, including any new guests who may like to return throughout the year.  Your house of worship may be wondering, how can we help hard-of-hearing patrons in church?

Because there are more people in attendance, there is also a lot more ambient noise with people shuffling feet or moving around on their seats, coughing and sneezing, children talking and being shushed.  Even for people without hearing loss, this makes it hard to hear the speakers making announcements and the minister preaching a sermon. For people who do have hearing impairment it becomes even more challenging to pay attention if they are missing every other word.

Aging adults and the hearing impaired may find it disappointing when they can’t fully engage in church services. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders states that about 15% of adults of all ages and backgrounds have degrees of hearing loss or trouble hearing. In fact, NIDCD estimated that 28.8 million adults in the U.S. might benefit from using hearing aids. Your house of worship could achieve the ability to amplify sound to elder or hearing impaired members without disturbing the experience of your other members by using an audio streaming solution that transmits audio directly to a smartphone.

You may also have parishioners attending holiday services whose first language is not English and who wish to understand everything that is said.  You may choose to have a translator. This way, all parishioners are together to enjoy the special service and understand it. An audio streaming solution that transmits audio directly to a user’s smartphone, can offer a house of worship the opportunity to offer translation of the service into one language without disturbing the other congregation members who speak the other language.

It’s easy to overcome these issues and allow everyone to adequately hear these special holiday services and offer translation by using a streaming audio system from AudioFetch. Contact us to find out more about how you can more easily reach the ears of your entire congregation.