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The University of Tampa Uses ListenTALK to Facilitate Campus Tours

The University of Tampa Admissions Office to provide participants in its campus tours clear sound and a more engaging tour experience with ListenTALK. The award-winning mobile communication system makes it easy for groups to talk and listen with the push of a button.

Customer describes product as “straightforward, easy to use and effective”

ListenTALK among family of Listen Technologies products on display at InfoComm 2019

INFOCOMM – ORLANDO – June 11, 2019Listen Technologies, a leading provider of assistive listening systems for 21 years, is enabling The University of Tampa Admissions Office to provide participants in its campus tours clear sound and a more engaging tour experience with ListenTALK. The award-winning mobile communication system makes it easy for groups to talk and listen with the push of a button.

Several times each year, The University of Tampa admissions office leads groups of 30 high school counselors from across the country on walking tours of the private, co-ed university campus. It can be difficult for participants to hear tour guides, especially if participants are near the back of the group or if there is competing background noise. Guides frequently would have to stop, turn, face the group and shout to be heard. This was challenging for guides and participants and interrupted the flow of tours.

David Humphrey, Associate Director of Admissions at The University, discovered transceivers – a combination receiver and transmitter – while attending an industry event and said he “immediately saw applications for the technology at The University of Tampa.”

Listen Technologies sent Humphrey’s team a ListenTALK demonstration kit so they could experience the product first-hand. Guides speak into the transceiver via a headset microphone. Tour participants wear a receiver on a lanyard around their neck and are able to listen to the guide through an ear piece. “We tested ListenTALK with a group; they loved it and we loved the response we got,” said Humphrey. The university purchased a combination of ListenTALK transceivers and receivers (listen only) and saw return on investment on first use.

Tour guides using the ListenTALK system are able to walk and talk at a normal volume. There is no need to stop, face the group and shout to be heard over the din of traffic, construction or people talking. Tour participants report that they are able to hear clearly and stay in the moment. Their hands are free, one ear is free, the receiver is lightweight and they are able to easily turn their heads and follow direction of the guides as they point out sights and share information about the university.

“ListenTALK does exactly what it says it does. It’s straightforward, easy to use and effective,” said Humphrey.

“ListenTALK can be configured to meet the needs of any listening environment and budget,” said Doug Taylor, Chief Product Officer, Listen Technologies. “We’re thrilled that The University of Tampa has been able to use a combination of ListenTALK transceivers and receivers for its campus tours and has found them to enhance the experience for tour guides as well as visitors to the campus.”

Visitors to Listen Technologies’ booth #6153 at InfoComm 2019 are invited to learn more about The University of Tampa’s use of ListenTALK and hear about other customer applications of the product. View the customer snapshot of the University of Tampa installation here.

About Listen Technologies

Listen Technologies believes all people deserve to hear the world around them. The company’s assistive listening products equip users with the personalized solutions they need to listen and engage in environments where hearing is difficult, whether they are in a theme park, house of worship, tour group, theaters or other venue. Listen Technologies sets the standard for innovation as it develops products that minimize noise, distance, clashing conversations, hearing loss and other audio challenges. To learn more about how Listen Technologies provides a better way to hear the world, visit www.listentech.com.

Media Contacts:

Carrie Keele For Listen Technologies 801-542-7750

carrie.keele@listentech.com

Marybeth (McLean) Roberts For Listen Technologies 951-553-3343

press@listentech.com

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