Our Hearing Loop

Did you know that our sanctuary has been equipped a t-coil loop (also know as a telecoil)? The t-coil allows a hearing aid or a cochlear implant to receive wireless audio transmissions from assistive listening systems (ALS).

blue sign with white outline of an ear

This technology captures electromagnetic waves, which your hearing aid converts into an audio signal. Since it bypasses the hearing aid’s microphone, this can largely eliminate background noise and transmit a clear audio stream.

You’ll know that a place supports telecoil when you see a sign like this: they feature the international symbol of access for hearing loss (a blue square with a white outline of an ear in the center, and a white line crossing through the ear from the bottom left to the top right corner). Often, you’ll also see a capital T in the bottom right corner.

If you don’t have a hearing aid equipped with this technology, we still have you covered. You can borrow one of our assistive listening devices and use a set of our earbuds to access the hearing loop. Just ask an usher to learn more.

Did you know that as of 2012, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) made assistive listening systems mandatory in newly constructed or renovated spaces?

In each assembly area, where audible communication is integral to the use of the space, an Assistive Listening System shall be provided.