Highline Audiology Donates Loop System To Wesley Homes
BTB Advertiser Highline Audiology recently donated several “Loop Systems” for hard-of-hearing residents of Wesley Homes in Des Moines, including their Terrace and Care Center.
Each “Loop System” costs around $1,500.
A “Loop System” is technology that allows the transmission of amplified audio directly to hearing aids with telecoils (T-coils) when a microphone is used. It’s basically a P.A. system that you can tap directly into via telecoil-equipped hearing aids.
Here’s some info from the HearingLoop.com website:
Hard of hearing people can dream of a future when hearing aids might also serve as wireless loudspeakers, delivering clear, sharp, customized, sound right from inside their ears.
They can dream of communities where churches, auditoriums, drive-up business windows and home TV rooms all broadcast their sound directly through these in-the-ear loudspeakers.
Thanks to the refinement of “induction loop” systems that transmit directly to hearing aids with telecoils (T-coils), that future can be now!
What wi-fi is to laptops, loop systems are to hearing aids.
Highline Audiology also donated one to Judson Park for use in their Chapel. Â They are all in various stages of installation.
Other places in the area that are looped include:
- Des Moines United Methodist Church
- Saltwater Universalist Unitarian Church
- Fauntleroy United Church of Christ
- West Seattle Christian Church