We’re out to Loop Oregon! But, what in the world is a Hearing Loop?
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If you’re hearing impaired, with or without hearing devices, it’s nearly impossible to hear a sermon, people in a meeting, a play or movie, announcements, or a sales clerk in places with poor acoustics or background noise.
Hearing Loops (aka Induction Loops) solve this problem. Unlike FM and Infrared systems that deliver poorer sound quality, cost more, and are rarely used, Hearing Loops provide clear, noise-free sound without wearing an embarrassing neck loop. With an Induction Loop the sound is sent wirelessly into the hearing aid or cochlear device via the Telecoil in the aid.
2) Send us a list of places you think should be looped, and a contact person if you know it.
Here are some examples:
- Churches Theaters
- Schools Performing Arts Centers
- Airports Ticket windows
- Sports stadiums Buses
- Auditoriums Trains
- Grocery counters Drive-thru’s (Banks, Pharmacies, Fast Food)
- Senior Centers City Hall
- You can loop your home for clear TV/Stereo sound.
Loops in Oregon
Community of Christ Church, 4813 NE Couch St., Portland, OR 97213, 503-238-9880
Hearing Health, 4921 SW 76th Ave., Portland, OR 97225, 503-292-2995
Vocational Rehabilitation (meeting room), 541 Willamette, Eugene, OR 97401, 541-686-7990
Eugene City Hall (McNutt Room), 777 Pearl St., Eugene, OR 97401, 541-682-5010
Coburg Rd Church of Christ, 1005 Coburg Rd., Eugene, OR 97401, 541-344-7752
Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene, OR 97405, 541-682-5311
First Presbyterian Church, 405 E California, Jacksonville, OR 97530, 541-889-1287
Oakview Community Church of God, 38181 Gilkey Road, Scio, OR 97374, 503-394-3806
Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Lane, Springfield, OR 97477, 541-746-2790
Loops in Washington
Induction Loop Installers Certified to IEC Specifications
Portland – Interconnex, Michael Tabaka, 503-742-0412
Eugene – Pro Sound and Video, Anthony March, 541-485-5252
- A Hearing Aid That Cuts Out All the Clatter www.nytimes.com
- As hearing loops are installed in stores, banks, museums, subway stations and other public spaces, people who have felt excluded are suddenly back in the conversation.
- Digital Journal: Audiology Clinic and Sertoma work together, April 2011
- Waukesha Civic Theatre: Loop System for Patrons with Hearing Loss
- Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Newsletter: Assistive Listening System
- NPR‘s Science Friday: Loop Hearing, July 2010
- Chicago Tribune: Churches putting hearing-impaired in the loop, July 2010
- Advance for Hearing: Hearing Loops from Loss to Listening, November 2010
- Upper Peninsula busses pioneer new hearing technology, SOOTODAY.com, February 2011
- Tcoil Brochure
- Contacta Inc. – Induction Loop Equipment Supplier, training and large project specification writing
- Able Data — Objective information about assistive technology products
- Better Hearing Institute
- American Academy of Audiologists
- Alexander Graham Bell Association
- “Get in the Hearing Loop” – National Campaign
- Hearing Charities of America (related to Sertoma) supporting hearing loops
- Hearing Loss Association of Michigan
- Time 2 Loop America
- National Association of the Deaf
- Social Security Disability Resource Center
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder (NIDCD)