Infrared (IR) Systems

Infrared Systems (IR), use invisible infrared light waves to transmit speech or music from a public address or sound system to an IR receiver. This technology is line-of-sight and cannot be used outdoors during daytime due to being affected by light. Because IR signals are sent and received in a straight line, users are encouraged to sit as centrally as possible; those sitting in balconies or other areas with poor sight lines might experience interference or receive no sound signal at all.

Everyone using an IR system needs to borrow a  receiver from the venue and

  1. Headphones or earbuds, if the person doesn’t have hearing aids or hearing aids without a telecoil.
  2. A neckloop, if the person has hearing aids with a telecoil.