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. The hearing loop system at The Church of St. Michael & St. George enables parishioners with hearing loss to participate fully in the services.
Do you use hearing aids or a cochlear implant?
If you wear hearing instruments you will need to find out if your hearing aids or CI 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.
Hearing loops improve hearing aids!
Digital hearing aids have significantly improved in the last decade, but they do not restore hearing to normal. Difficulties often remain when in challenging listening situations. Hearing loops help hearing aid users overcome this problem by broadcasting sound without background noise or reverberation
For questions about your hearing aids and telecoils talk to your audiologist.
To learn more about hearing loops visit:
www.hearingloop.org or www.hishearingloops.com
Listen to parishioner Anne Reed’s testimonial