Lafayette

Jul 2, 2014 4:06 PM

Library installs hearing loop system

In its continuing effort to make Lafayette Parish libraries accessible to all, the Lafayette Public Library System is pleased to announce the addition of a new hearing loop system. The system is funded by the Lafayette Breakfast Sertoma Club, the Lafayette Sertoma Club and the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library, and enables patrons who have hearing loss to better hear programs and presentations that take place at the library.

Located in the South Regional Library's large meeting room at 6101 Johnston Street in Lafayette, the loop works by connecting most hearing aids and cochlear implants to wireless receivers that transfer sound directly to the hearing device. The system provides amplified sound with excellent clarity to hearing devices that contain telecoils (T-coils).

"The loop not only provides better sound quality for those with hearing loss, but actually allows them to enjoy our programs like they never have been able to before," says Lafayette Public Library Administrator Teresa Elberson. "We are thankful to the Sertoma clubs and the Friends for enabling us to provide another service that enhances the library experience for our patrons."

The library's hearing loop was dedicated on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the South Regional Library. It is available for use anytime by anyone with a T-coil-enabled hearing device, without the need for headsets or other extra equipment. For more information about the hearing loop, visit HearingLoop.org.

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