Hearing Loop in the Sanctuary/Chapel/Asbury Lounge
Today’s digital hearing aids enhance hearing in conversational settings. Yet for many people with hearing loss the sound becomes unclear when speakers are at a distance, when the context is noisy, or when room acoustics reverberate sound.
A hearing loop magnetically transfers the microphone or TV sound signal to hearing aids and cochlear implants that have a tiny, inexpensive “telecoil” receiver. This transforms the instruments into in-the-ear loudspeakers that deliver sound customized for one’s own hearing loss. Most aids and cochlear implants have a telecoil in them.
Even so, a loop system will immediately serve more people, for two reasons:
With the flick of a tiny switch the telecoil-equipped hearing aid switches from a microphone (M) to a telecoil (T) mode. Many hearing aids also offer a setting for simultaneous mike and telecoil (MT).
Please see one of our ushers to learn more about our Hearing Loop, our Hearing Loop portable receivers, or our FM portable receivers.