Yes, you can get a hearing loop installed at your favorite theatre or church

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Hearing loops provide much clearer speech and sound directly to the telecoils inside hearing aids or cochlear implants. Installing a hearing loop is a fairly inexpensive enhancement which can bring in new visitors and customers for the venue.

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Yes, you can get a hearing loop installed at your favorite theatre or church

  1. 1. Austin Hearing Services | (512) 851-0871 | http://austinhearingservices.com Discover more great content here: http://twitter.com/Austin_Hearing http://www.facebook.com/AustinHearingServices http://www.youtube.com/user/hearingaustintx http://pinterest.com/austinhearing Yes, You Can Get a Hearing Loop Installed at Your Favorite Theatre or Church The majority of public places and businesses have made their buildings wheelchair accessible, a highly visible challenge, but may be unaware of the less visible challenges faced by people who have difficulty hearing. That’s where hearing loops come in. Venues with hearing loops provide much clearer speech and sound directly to the telecoils inside hearing aids or cochlear implants. Installing a hearing loop is a fairly inexpensive enhancement which can bring in new visitors and customers for the venue. Sometimes the owners of the venue simply aren’t aware of how much a hearing loop can help. With a little time and effort you might be able to get them to install one. Churches and places of worship. Few places of worship have modern hearing loops installed. Many don’t have any assistance for the hearing impaired. Others are using obsolete technology that is not convenient or hard to use. If this applies to your favorite worship place, bring it to the attention of organizational leaders and be sure to mention how a hearing loop will make hearing sermons easier for their patrons. Introduce the idea in a newsletter or bulletin by explaining how a hearing loop works and how easy it is to install. Auditoriums, theaters & sports arenas. In the United States, it is a legal requirement for pubic assembly spaces to have audio amplification. A hearing loop is an easy way for a venue to comply with this law. Contact the general manager of the venue and ask for a meeting. Be prepared to explain the costs involved as well as the benefits to the patrons and to the venue. Installing a hearing loop can allow the business to tap into a new segment of the population which sometimes has limited entertainment options. Arm yourself with information. No matter how you choose to bring up the matter, create understanding by sharing facts, promoting awareness for the need and garnering understanding. You’ll probably need to start at the beginning by explaining what a hearing loop system is and how it works. You’ll want to have some ballpark figures on cost. Explain the necessity and convenience of hearing loops for you and others. Make a clear business argument that increased patronage will offset the cost of installing the hearing loop.
  2. 2. Austin Hearing Services | (512) 851-0871 | http://austinhearingservices.com Discover more great content here: http://twitter.com/Austin_Hearing http://www.facebook.com/AustinHearingServices http://www.youtube.com/user/hearingaustintx http://pinterest.com/austinhearing Even if they don’t engage in the concept the first time, be available as a resource for further information and inquire if you can touch base with them every couple of months to continue the discussion.

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