A hearing loop is in operation at Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne
What is a hearing loop and how does it work?
Hearing Loops allow people who wear hearing aids to directly receive the sound from the church's PA system in their own hearing aids without having to pick up a separate listening device.
Do you use hearing aids?
If you wear hearing instruments you will need to find out if your hearing aids have this wireless receiver called a T-coil or Telecoil built in, in order to benefit from the hearing loop in our church. The T-coil program is accessed by pushing a button on a hearing aid. This T-coil program has to be activated by your audiologist. Ask if your instruments can have both a T (no background noise pick up) and an MT program (blended microphone & T-coil program) for improved hearing at church.
Hearing loops improve hearing aids!
Digital hearing aids have significantly improved in the last decade, but they do not restore hearing to normal. Difficulties often remain when in challenging listening situations. Hearing loops help hearing aid users overcome this problem by broadcasting sound without background noise or reverberation.
lf your hearing aid is not equipped with a T-coil, or you simply wish to hear the service better, we have two listening devices available for use. You may pick one up at the sound booth in the back of the church in Silverthorne.
To learn more about hearing loops visit: www.hearingloop.org