1. Latest News
  2. Submit Press Release
Waukesha County Federated Library System Logo

Public Library Services Now More Accessible


 
 
Hearing Loop Sign
PRLog - June 2, 2014 - WAUKESHA, Wis. -- People who use hearing aids with a t-coil switch are now finding public libraries in Waukesha County easier to use. Eight public libraries in Waukesha County have service desk hearing loops, thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services received by the Waukesha County Federated Library System.

The libraries have installed hearing loops at its service desks, indicated by a hearing loop sign. A hearing loop is an assistive listening system that transmits sound from a microphone directly to a hearing aid or cochlear implant, via a tiny and inexpensive receiver called a telecoil (t-coil).  When using the t-coil setting on a hearing aid it turns off the microphone so that it will only pick up the electromagnetic signal and converts it to sound.

Library visitors with hearing loss can now have a better listening experience because with hearing loops there is no need to pick up a portable receiver, they use a universal magnetic signal, it is inconspicuous and it delivers personalized in-the-ear sound. Not sure if your hearing aid has a t-coil? Check with your audiologist for more information.

The public libraries in Waukesha County participating in this grant project include: Brookfield, Delafield, Elm Grove, Mukwonago, Muskego, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, and Waukesha.

For more information, visit www.wcfls.org.

Contact
Angela Meyers
***@wcfls.lib.wi.us

--- End ---

Click to Share

Contact Email:
***@wcfls.lib.wi.us Email Verified
Source:Waukesha County Federated Library System
Location:Waukesha - Wisconsin - United States
Industry:Lifestyle, Services
Tags:hearing loop, loop, library, hearing loss
Shortcut:prlog.org/12331469
Verified Account Email Address
Verified Account Phone Number

Disclaimer:   Issuers of the press releases are solely responsible for the content of their press releases. PRLog can't be held liable for the content posted by others.   Report Abuse

Latest Press Releases By “

More...

Trending News...



Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share