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Loop Systems at UCT

Lecture venues around the university use technology to help those with hearing disabilities.

Loop systems are electromagnetic-induction loops that amplify the sound from a microphone, and broadcast it directly to a hearing aid.

Most hearing aids have different programmes to allow for different listening environments. One of these programmes is referred to as the t-coil setting. This is the setting needed to receive the direct signal from the loop.

It is not always practical to loop an entire venue when it is very large, so in some cases the university has decided to loop only a section of the venue. This is clearly indicated by appropriate signage.

If you wear a hearing aid but find that you are unable to access the loop in any of the venues listed below, please SMS or email the Disability Service immediately, so they can take the necessary steps to correct the problem.

Send an email to Edwina Ghall.

Looped UCT Venues

On Upper Campus:

  • New Science Lecture Theatre (NSLT) (first 4 front rows left, right and centre)
  • 2. PD Hahn Lecture Theatre (first 6 front rows)
  • Zoology Lecture Theatre 1 (first 5 front rows)
  • Graduate School of Humanities (first 7 front rows left, right and centre)
  • Maths Building Lecture Theatre (first 6 front rows)
  • Menzies Lecture Theatre 9 (the entire lecture theatre is looped)

On Middle Campus:

  • School of Economics Building, lecture theatre 1
  • Kramer lecture theatre 2

On Health Sciences Campus:

  • Groote Schuur lecture theatre 1 and 2
  • New Learning Centre lecture theatre

More systems will be installed and this list will be updated.

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