Americans With Disabilities Act in Florida

Persons who are hard of hearing and either prefer or require hearing aid induction loops may be considered for disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn more about the ADA here and then head over to see our selection of hearing loop systems. If you have more questions about the ADA or our products, please reach out to us today!

The American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990 distinctly lists hearing or hearing loss as a disability. See excerpt below:

Sec. 12102. Definition of disability

As used in this chapter:

(1) Disability

The term “disability” means, with respect to an individual

(A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual;

(B) a record of such an impairment; or

(C) being regarded as having such an impairment (as described in paragraph (3)).

(2) Major Life Activities

(A) In general

For purposes of paragraph (1), major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.

There are specific requirements that must be met to comply with the ADA when a commercial structure (building) is built or when it is altered or remodeled.  The link to that ADA guideline is: 2010 ADA Standards for Accessibility

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