Adult Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (ARIG) – Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) in Adults


The British Society of Audiology’s Adult Rehabilitation, Cognition and Hearing, and Auditory Processing Disorder Special Interest Groups are currently drafting practice guidance for Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) in Adults.

ALDs can refer to any device that can amplify sounds that an individual wants to hear. ALDs can be used with or without hearing aids/cochlear implants and include hearing loop (or induction) systems, wireless systems, and infrared systems, as well as personal amplifiers.

As part of this process, we would like to explore current service provision and variations in practice with regards to ALDs in the UK.

If you would be interested in helping to inform this aspect of our work, we would be very grateful if you could please complete this brief online survey that should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is available via or you can scan the below QR code.

Deadline by the end of August 2024.

If you have any questions about this work, please email Dr David Maidment (guidance lead),

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