Whole Foods Market (Jacksonville, Fl) Installs Hearing Loop In 2nd Location

Hearing Loops transmit speech directly into hearing aids or cochlear implants equipped with T-Coils to improve intelligibility.
By: Jim Scott, Complete Hearing Solutions
 
 
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Aug. 9, 2011 - PRLog -- Whole Foods Market, a national all natural and whole foods grocery chain, has installed a Hearing Loop at one of the cash registers of their Jacksonville store.  It is the 2nd such installation for Whole Foods with their Sarasota store installing one in May.

Hearing Loops clearly transmit sound directly into the users hearing aids or cochlear implants, provided they are equipped with a T-coil.  A T-coil is a small receiver found inside most hearing aids and cochlear implants.  The advantage is that a user can turn off all external background noise when activating the T-coil to elimanate any competing noise which might interfere with their ability to hear the intended conversation.

Florida is known to have one of the highest rates of hearing loss in the Country with nearly 3 million people Statewide with the issue.  Studies have shown that 70% of hearing aid and cochlear implant wearers miss 30% or more of what is said in public places, a key reason many significantly limit their community activities, like theater, meetings and shopping. Loops can be used in those types of locations as well as houses of worship, auditioriums, senior living facilities, and any other venue which hearing can sometimes be difficult in.  There is also a restaurant version of the Hearing Loop, which is in use it 2 restaurants in Sarasota, Cariguilo's and Owen's Fish Camp.  

A prominent figure in a downtown business alliance in one Florida community said,“If you need more business, the loop offers an affordable opportunity to reach a big part of the market you are probably missing. The system is highly effective, low cost and
virtually maintenance free, so the payback is extremely attractive.”

The Loop System was installed by Complete Hearing Solutions, a St. Petersburg, Fl based company.  They specialize in the installation and distribution of commercial Hearing Loops and Hearing Loop equipment.

Whole Foods Market is located at 10601 San Jose  Blvd, Jacksonville, Fl  32257.

If you would like more information regarding Hearing Loops, go to http://www.CompleteHearingOnline.com or call 727-260-3488.
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