Looping News for Salt Lake

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Great news! Classroom B/C is now looped for our listening pleasure.  If you have a t-coil in your hearing aids, come experience this incredible technology at our next HLAA chapter meeting on November 16th.

I tried a loop system for the first time a few years ago at the HLAA Convention in Rhode Island.  I could not believe how well I heard with the loop.  I didn’t think I could ever hear that well again.  I’m so very happy to have this available to use at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and I’m excited to share it with you.  (If you’re not sure if you have t-coil, you’re audiologist can help you.  Most hearing aids have them but the program might need to be turned on.)

Loop Utah is Getting the Word Out

Last Thursday, Loop Utah met in the Salt Lake County Government Center giving two presentations on Loop Technology to area architects, technology managers and facility managers.

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Cory Schaeffer led two presentations, giving an overview of assistive listening devices available for public venues, legislative compliance and talked about what hearing loss is like, giving visual and auditory examples.  An auditory sample of what a New York subway booth sounded like to a hearing user normally and the huge difference it makes through a loop system.  Here’s the link to see for yourself: Hearing Loop Demo on YouTube.

The presentation concluded with how the loop works, what are the considerations for venues, best practices for hearing loops and the estimated cost of hearing loop systems.  A question and answer session followed along with letting people try the loop themselves with a receiver.  People took note and the information was well received.

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