We are happy to report that our new, more durable Hearing Loop has been installed in our Community Room! The original loop (funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction through the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services Project) wore out over time, so a replacement was needed to keep our largest community space accessible for those with hearing loss.
WHAT IS A HEARING LOOP? It is a loop of copper strips installed underneath the carpet that creates an electromagnetic field that hearing aids (those that are T-coil enabled) pick up and convert to audible sound. For those who don’t have T-coil-enabled hearing aids, the library has a number of headsets that are available for anyone to use. Just ask!
To learn more about hearing loops, visit: https://hearingloop.org/.