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You are Invited to Get in the Hearing Loop!

Wear hearing aids? Want to improve accessibility in your facility? Join us for a hearing loop demonstration & community meeting on Monday, June 9 at 1pm at the Waukesha Civic Theatre

Dr. Juliette Sterkens, Audiologist and Hearing Loop Advocate
Dr. Juliette Sterkens, Audiologist and Hearing Loop Advocate
WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 23, 2014 - PRLog -- Hearing loss is a major public health issue and is the third most common physical condition, after arthritis and heart disease. Hearing loops are a cost-effective, convenient and seamless way to provide hearing assistance to users with hearing aids or cochlear implants equipped with telecoils (t-coils). They are especially effective in locations with a lot of background noise such as places of worship, entertainment venues, and modern day libraries. Hearing loops transmit pure sound wirelessly to hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoils with nothing more than a push of a button.

How do I get in the loop you ask? Information about this hearing loop technology will be presented by Dr. Juliette Sterkens, audiologist and hearing loop advocate. Dr. Sterkens will lecture on hearing loss in America, demonstrate how telecoil equipped hearing aids work in a looped environment, and finally tell how to get in the loop. Many hearing aid users may already have a telecoil built into their hearing aid and may not be aware of this feature or the venues offering hearing loop service. The Waukesha Civic Theatre, for example, is one of four looped venues in the area.

Get in the hearing loop on Monday, June 9 1 p.m. This informational talk with be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre located at 264 W. Main Street, Waukesha. There is no cost to attend. Registration is preferred, but not required. To register or find additional information, visit http://www.wcfls.org/event-details.php?ID=33532.

This outreach and education event is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Waukesha County Federated Library System, 831 N. Grand Ave. #220, Waukesha, WI 53186, (262) 896-8080.

Angela Meyers

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Source:Waukesha County Federated Library System
Location:Waukesha - Wisconsin - United States
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