Our monthly programme of tours for people with a hearing impairment
Join guide Anne Cormican on this Friday morning tour of work by the French Impressionists, 20th century Irish artists and recent acquisitions from the Hugh Lane Gallery collection.
In this monthly programme for people with a hearing impairment the tours will focus on either highlights from the Hugh Lane Gallery collection displays, the Francis Bacon Studio, the Stained Glass Room, the Sean Scully Gallery or the temporary exhibitions programme.
For these tours, we use audio description devices as individual loop devices which connect with a microphone headset worn by the tour guide, that can transit to the loop devices. They can then be used by people with hearing aids to connect to or for those hard of hearing but who don’t have hearing aids, they can use their own or ADI’s earpieces.
Free, booking is essential.
For Hearing Aid users:
Information on the T setting and Tours
It is necessary to have access to your T setting on your hearing aid to connect to the tour guide equipment.
Not all hearing aids actually have the T setting as part of their standard functions. However, the majority of hearing aids provided by the HSE do have the T setting available. The hearing aids need to be programmed by the audiologist to include the T-coil program/Loop program/ T setting. Then the hearing aid user needs to understand how to access that program option, which is usually through pressing a button on their hearing aid or selecting this program from a drop-down list on an app on their mobile phone.
Many hearing aids now have Bluetooth programs/ Bluetooth compatibility access as standard, however, these tend to be designed to function with brand-specific products and are not compatible with the equipment being used during this tour.