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T-coil Hearing Assistance

July 5, 2019

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Keeping you in the (hearing) Loop…

A couple of weeks ago a hearing loop for T-coil hearing aids was installed in the sanctuary.  We are grateful for the financial donation that made this possible.  We have already received reports from a number of people of their improved worship experience.  Read on and learn more so that you too can be “in the loop!”

What is a hearing loop and how does it work?

Hearing loops allow people who wear hearing aids to directly receive the sound from the church’s PA system in their own hearing aids without having to pick up a separate listening device.

 

Do you use hearing aids?

If you wear hearing instruments you will need to find out if your hearing aids have this wireless receiver called a T-coil or Telecoil built in, in order to benefit from the hearing loop in our church.  The T-coil program is accessed by pushing a button on a hearing aid.  This T-coil program has to be activated by your audiologist.  Talk to your audiologist to find out if your instruments can have both a T (no background noise pick up) and an MT program (blended micro-phone & T-coil program) for improved hearing at church.

If your hearing aids don’t have a T-coil built into them or you have difficulty hearing, you can still use the system!

A personal listening device is available for those who have difficulty hearing during worship and can also be used by hearing aid wearers regardless of hearing aid type.  Please speak to a hospitality team member (they wear yellow badges) and they will assist you.

If you would like to know more, there will be an informational meeting on Sunday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

Posted by Ann Zehms