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Press release from Hearing Loss Association of America:
Q: “Looping? Whatʼs that?”
A: “Itʼs wi-fi for hearing aids!!”
Dr. Juliette Sterkens, audiologist and national advocate for hearing loop technology, makes her premier Asheville appearance at St. Eugeneʼs Roman Catholic Church, Monday evening, March 10, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Sterkens will demonstrate and explain the marvels of induction loop technology for persons suffering from hearing loss, their families, friends, and caregivers. She will also answer questions in a talk of special interest for all wearers of hearing aids and cochlear implants. Sixteen percent of North Carolinians suffer some degree of hearing loss, and that number is growing due to increased environmental noise.
WNCʼs chapter of the nonprofit Hearing Loss Association of America, located in Brevard, is the sponsor.
The induction loop, invisibly installed around a roomʼs perimeter, can bring voices from microphones directly to listenersʼ ears without loss of quality from reverberation or background noise. The “hearing loop”, as it is also known, greatly increases comprehension for those coping with hearing loss. Loop technology is particularly effective in large spaces like houses of worship, auditoriums, and theaters, while it can enhance communication in doctorsʼ reception areas, pharmacies, businesses, and even home TV rooms!
Donʼt miss this rare opportunity to learn how your organization, government office, business, or personal listening space can benefit from
installation of a simple hearing loop!
“Letʼs Loop America!” is a project of the national Hearing Loss Association of America which advocates for the 48 million hearing-impaired people in America today.
St. Eugeneʼs R.C. Church is located off Beaverdam Road (turn left at Asheville Catholic School), 72 Culvern Street. The church sanctuary is looped, and the talk will be captioned. Refreshments will be served, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, please call: 828-545-1152.