• Highly portable – ideal for tour groups.

• Easy to install/low installation cost.

• Can cover large seating areas.

• Several channels available for multiple systems installed in adjacent rooms as well as for language translation and audio description for the blind.

• Suitable for indoors and outdoors.

• Require Receivers for everyone.

• Both headphones and neck-loops must be available at public facilities as coupling options.

• No privacy as signal travels through solid surfaces.  However, Encrypted digitally-modulated (DM) systems are available for use where privacy is a priority. In addition, some of the digitally modulated systems provide two-way communication for question/answer sessions and interpreting needs.

• Facility owners need to maintain, clean, dispense and collect receivers and keep receiver batteries charged.

• Radio interference from other services is possible.

• For listeners who wish to use an FM receiver equipped with a neck-loop along with his or her hearing aid/cochlear implant T-Coil, the T-Coil may pick up electromagnetic interference if it is present in the room. Care should be taken to reduce/eliminate spurious electromagnetic interference in the room prior to the installation of an FM system.