A Hearing Loop provides an in-floor magnetic field which emits a wireless signal. To receive the signal directly a patron can switch their hearing aid or cochlear implant processor to the T Switch, or Telecoil position.
For patrons who find that their hearing aid is unable to connect to the in-floor signal we offer a free of charge personal induction loop which is worn around the neck and can be obtained from the nearest cloakroom prior to the performance.
A Hearing Loop is available in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Concert Hall, and Drama Theatre with 80% or more coverage of the venue. All other venues have full coverage using the FM System (except the Utzon Room).
The following areas of the below venues receive Hearing Loop coverage:
- Joan Sutherland Theatre: all rows except Stalls Row A
- Drama Theatre: all rows except A, B, C, H, P
- Playhouse: all rows except J - S
Please inquire at the Cloak Room for this service.
A Hearing Loop is also installed at the main Box Office counter windows. This amplifies Box Office staff and customer voices to assist when making enquires or booking tickets.
Thank you to the Yarranabbe Foundation
Please join us in thanking the Yarranabbe Foundation, an Opera House Utzon Idealist major donor, which has enabled upgrades to the induction loops in the Drama Theatre and the Joan Sutherland Theatre for the benefit of our patrons with hearing loss.