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Understanding the Sunday sermon is getting easier for the hearing impaired as more and more churches are installing hearing loops.
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Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jan 10, 2012
praise jesus
The Beat Goes On

Floyd, VA

#2 Jan 10, 2012
Why not use the OWS mic check technique and save money. Or the planet or something...now if you will excuse me, I need to Tebow- it used to be known as praying.
Ron Keeney

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jan 10, 2012
The Charlottesville Chapter of the HLAA proudly adds "looping" to its former three goals: 1) Individual moral support for those experiencing hearing loss difficulties; 2) Advocacy for public awareness of the significant amount of the general public experiencing some hearing loss.(A recent study from John Hopkins of the entire spectrum of age groups of the public found that 13% of the population has enough hearing loss in both ears and an astounding 21% experienced enough hearing loss in one ear to actually noticeably interfere with their speech communication with others. That's one out of every five Americans!) And 3) Advocacy for those with a hearing loss to state and federal legislatures for legal recognition of problems caused by one's order. Look around you -- all those wearing ear glasses or contacts got financial assistance through mandated health insurance (visual assistive devices?), but that one in five with a hearing disorder generally has to pay the entire bill themselves for their assistive devices -- because the state legislatures don't "see" the difference! Remember the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1991?
The HLACVA opens its doors to all ages, to spouses and parents of those with hearing disabilities, and to all those who simply appreciate being with others having similar difficulties.

Ron Keeney, HLACVA President since 1991,(and with normal hearing.... at least, so far!)
Carolyn Newsome

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jan 10, 2012
The meeting of Hearing Loss Association of Central Virginia (1st Wed each month at the Senior Center, 1:00) is also looped. We make sure that everyone uses the mike. By turning on your telecoil you can hear very well. We also have something you can use if your hearing aids do not have telecoils. Come join us.

I am hard of hearing and we looped our living room so I can watch TV without deafening my husband. I can set my own volume.
Janice Schacter

Elmhurst, NY

#5 Jan 23, 2012
There is also an induction loop in the auditorium of the Chrysler Museum.

Janice Schacter
chair, Hearing Access Program

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