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Performing Arts Centers Use AudioFetch for Assistive Listening Solution

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As theaters and performing arts centers around the globe begin to reopen, one key thing is on their mind–how can we provide a safe yet entertaining experience for guests? This question has led many to reconsider their accessibility solutions for guests with hearing impairments. 

How have theaters traditionally provided hearing assistance? 

There were two key methods for providing assistive listening solutions–shared hearing devices and hearing loops. 

Handing out hearing devices is no longer acceptable–these shared devices have always been a headache to clean and maintain, but now the stakes are much higher than a little headache. 

Hearing loops have been used for decades, but they can be complex, inconvenient and expensive, and after many theaters had to close their doors for the better part of a year, every penny matters.

Enter AudioFetch. Theaters and performing arts centers around the world are turning to AudioFetch as their assistive listening solution for three key reasons:

  • Simplicity – Plug AudioFetch in, connect to WiFi and start broadcasting immediately.
  • Affordability – At just $549 and no monthly fees, AudioFetch Express is a fraction of the cost of other assistive listening solutions.
  • Convenience – No more keeping track of clunky, finicky and unhygienic assistive listening devices. Listeners use their own smartphones.

Check out these three performing arts centers that recently tapped AudioFetch to provide assistive listening. 

The Star Performing Arts Center

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The Star Performing Arts Center is a Civic and Cultural Zone in Singapore. The Center comprises many elements: The Star Terrace, an airy outdoor theater; The Star Loft, an exclusive event space and rooftop terrace; The Star Gallery, a state-of-the-art multi-purpose hall; and The Star Theatre, Singapore’s first 5,000 seat theater. The Star Theater is the key venue in the Center and is fitted with a high-end audio, video and production lighting system, providing an exceptional audio-visual experience. And with the addition of AudioFetch, they’re also able to provide next-gen assistive listening capabilities for their diverse audiences.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

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GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, Pennsylvania is focused on transforming lives through unique interactions with art. Since 2005, GoggleWorks has encouraged their community to develop skills, ask questions, experiment freely and investigate the human spirit through workshops, classes, visiting artists, community outreach programs, summer residency, youth programs and camps, on-site studio artists, film screenings, art exhibitions and communal maker studios. The building is a former goggle factory, hence the name, and is composed of 145,000 square feet of creative and community space. 

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

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Metropolis Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Their theater houses 329 seats and hosts hundreds of performances each year, including concerts, comedy and cabarets. Through the Metropolis School of Performing Arts, they provide students of all ages with private lessons, group classes, workshops, camps, productions and community engagement. 

If you’re looking for an effective and cost-efficient way to provide accessibility for your hearing-impaired patrons, AudioFetch is the ideal solution! Contact us by calling 844-HI-FETCH or scheduling an appointment to discuss your theater application and get a quote. 

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How Assistive Listening Devices Improve Your Entertainment Experience

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Have you ever had a bad entertainment experience because of a noisy environment? Assistive listening devices can help. AudioFetch listening assist technology gives users a more comfortable, enjoyable listening experience in loud venues. 

Our assistive listening devices broadcast audio over wifi and provide easy access to clear, live audio streaming in theaters, stadiums, sports bars, museums, or other crowded entertainment venues. 

With AudioFetch, you and your customers can enjoy a perfect entertainment experience without missing out due to environmental noise. You can also use assistive listening devices to improve the experience for people with impaired hearing.

Here’s how popular entertainment venues can use AudioFetch assistive listening devices:

1. Theaters

Assistive listening devices for theaters help patrons enjoy the arts without being disrupted by anyone who may be making noise around them. Users can connect to a direct audio live stream for perfect sound. Theaters like New York Live Arts also use AudioFetch to make their shows more accessible to the hearing impaired.

2. Stadiums

Nothing beats the feeling of cheering for your favorite team with a crowd of other fans, but the volume can make it difficult to hear the play-by-play. Adding assistive listening devices to a stadium sound system lets fans tune in to a direct live stream over wifi. The Halifax Thunderbirds use AudioFetch for stadium hearing assistance at their games to improve the experience for all fans.

3. Sports Bars

Fans who prefer to watch sports at their local bar face a different challenge than stadium listening. Along with ambient sound from conversations or music, many sports bars often play multiple games at once on different screens. Our sports bar audio solution allows customers to enjoy a drink and connect to a direct audio feed for their specific game so they don’t miss any action.

4. Museums & Cultural Exhibits

Museums and cultural exhibitors like NY See Tours use AudioFetch devices as tour guide amplifiers. Tourists can enjoy their guided experience with optimal sound because our wireless tour guide system make it easier than ever to connect to an audio broadcast. 

Use AudioFetch for the Best Entertainment Experience

When social gatherings and events resume in the coming weeks and months, you want to be ready with unique entertainment options for everyone. Contact us today to learn more about our listening assistive devices.