by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
Properly-installed loop systems can help hard of hearing people hear and understand speech dramatically better in meetings, churches and other public venues. Here in the United States, audiologist Juliette Sterkens has been working hard to increase the awareness of people with hearing loss to the benefits of loop systems.
She has just released a short “You Tube” video showing the enormous increase in understanding speech you can experience when you use your hearing aids in t-coil mode in a looped church as compared to not using the loop system. To watch/listen to this video, click here.
You can learn much more about loop systems and how they can help you hear better—whether at church or at home watching your TV—by clicking on “Looping Information“.
To help you find and experience the benefits of loop systems in public venues, here is a list of churches and public buildings by state. To find a looped venue near you, simply click on state to see a list for that state.