Airports, and Train, Subway and Bus Stations

Every hard of hearing person knows the added travel anxieties arising from hearing loss. In noisy, sometimes cavernous stations, one wonders: Was that the train to Washington or Wilmington that's now boarding? In airport gate areas, one struggles to understand the explanation for one's apparently delayed flight—or did the gate agent say that boarding will commence shortly?

In such transient settings, as in other transient venues, alternative listening systems are impractical. One just isn’t going to check out an infrared receiver and headset at Detroit Metro Airport's Gate C27. But it sure would be nice to be able to switch on one’s T or MT setting and be able to hear! Stephen Frazier offers a list of airport installations. See also his article “Hearing Loop Technology Is Taking Off at Airports Around the World.”