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Hearing augmentation is crucial to persons who are deaf or who have hearing impairments as it supports their participation in all aspects of life.

Hearing assistive devices need to present in auditoriums, counters, reception areas, theatres, lecture rooms, outdoor events and any other place where sound systems are present.

The following are some of the criteria which might be available and non-compliant or unavailable:

  • Signage, information and or communication on available services and devices.
  • Hearing loops, FM transmitters, Sign language interpreters.
  • Noise reduction features such as glass panels, partitioning, insulated walls, sound rooms etc.
  • Reduced traffic noises.
  • Quiet air conditioning and office equipment such as copiers.
  • Automated doors to shut out exterior noise.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against through No Hearing Augmentation, please feel free to fill out the form below and we will come back to you within 48 hours.

You can also read the information and follow the links below the form to find out more about Organizations & Companies That Can Assist With Universal Design & Access in South Africa.

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Organizations & Companies That Can Assist With Universal Design & Access

Persons who are Deaf or have Hearing Impairments are often excluded from many events, services, information, communication, products and venues because during the planning phases all users were not considered. This can be prevented by applying Universal Design Principals during the design phase. Government Regulations have been put in place in South Africa and around the world to try to make public places more accessible to all persons, including those who are Deaf or have Hearing Impairments. Hearing augmentation is crucial to persons who are deaf or who have hearing impairments as it supports their participation in all aspects of life. Hearing assistive devices need to present in auditoriums, counters, reception areas, theatres, lecture rooms, outdoor events and any other place where sound systems are present, however many buildings in South Africa are still not fully accessible. There are various Organizations and Companies that specialize in Universal Design and Access to make sure that persons with disabilities are not excluded from any events, services, information, communication, products and venues. These Organizations and Companies that can assist in different ways including:

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