Ah, Scotland. Last week I returned from a month in the bonnie land. On arrival at Glasgow Airport one is greeted, before exiting customs, with a hearing assistance hearing loop sign in the baggage claim area. Outside the airport, I ride in a looped Glasgow taxi which broadcasts the driver's voice to the back seat.
And so it goes, with loop signs evident "everywhere" (said my wife) in St. Andrews where we have spent two years: at a Boots (like Walgreens) pharmacy checkout, in the churches, at a county office information station, at the golf course starter boxes, and at the post office windows. In all these St. Andrews venues, the systems were working fine, as I acknowledged to a postal clerk by pointing at the sign and giving my thumbs up.
Who wouldn't love hearing aids in this hearing-friendly environment? The UK hearing industry and culture enables hearing aids to serve as wireless loudspeakers in so many places.