I would love to experience a worship service with a loop system. Maybe someday.
I recently received a letter from an audiologist asking for help to find funding for a hearing loop in a church. Here is how I would recommend he/she go about this.
Form a hearing loop committee – number of members is less important than the willingness of the committee members to make this happen by reaching out to church members and into the community.
It is my experience that members of the church should be asked first. They have a vested interest that all members are able to hear. Stories abound on the web how congregations made this happen. Often, members in the congregation will step up to pay for a loop but, not until after the congregation is educated about why people with hearing loss/hearing aid users need this kind of assistive listening technology.
A short article in the church bulletin will go long way in this education process…
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