Let’s Loop Oregon

We’re out to Loop Oregon!  But, what in the world is a Hearing Loop?

Join HearingHealth and The Hearing Loss Association of Oregon as we make Oregon accessible, and ADA Compliant, for people with hearing loss.

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 loop auditoriumHearing 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.

hearing loop bankHow to get involved:

1)  Attend a Looping Oregon MeetUp (Every other Sunday 3-4pm) and/or a HLA of Oregon Meeting (monthly various cities).

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



6 thoughts on “Let’s Loop Oregon

  1. Can you give me a really rough idea of what it costs to have a loop installed around an indoor dining room at a senior residence? The room measures 50′ by 40′ and the ceililngs are about 10′ high.

  2. It’s been a while and haven’t heard back from you regarding a Hearing Loop for you facility. I realize I didn’t give you what you asked for which was a rough idea of cost. It can be as little at $2500 and as much at $10000 depending on many factors that can only be determined by a site inspection by a trained installer. We did a church for this size for $2900 recently, but we also have seen venues that would require extensive work to install and the cost approached $9000. So, it really depends on many things like the materials in the building, amount of electronic noise, and ease or difficulty of installing the wire loop itself.

    I attempted to reach you via the names and numbers on your website, but the people I left messages for have not gotten back to me. You may have discovered in your research that Hearing Loops are the most effective, lowest cost way in most, but not all, venues to provide clear, noise free sound to people with hearing devices.

    I look forward to exploring the value of these systems to your residents, and what it would take to have one installed.

    Duane L Smelser
    Official Evangelist for the Let’s Loop Oregon Initiative

  3. Looking for bids on installing hearing loop at St. Bart’s Beaverton. Installer also can call at 503-297-2786

  4. Looking for a referral in the Forest Grove area with whom I could speak about the costs and details of installing a small one-room system in an apartment in a retirement center.

  5. You can call me at 503-292-2995. I’d be happy to direct you to the people who sell and install these systems. I can also demonstrate the systems and provide free educational support to hearing aid users. my availability is 10 to 6pm M-F I look forward to hearing from you,

    Duane Smelser

  6. I’m not sure if I’ve followed up with you about hearing loop for your church. Do you have what you need? Are you online to have the loop installed? Duane 503-292-2995

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