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UUCSC cited in national magazine for installation of hearing loop

UUCSC was one of nine locations in Rhode Island that installed a hearing loop during 2016, according to an article in the May-June issue of Hearing Loss Magazine.

The article reports on a December 2016 program at the North Kingstown Free Library to create awareness about the hearing loop technology. Several UUCSC memers participated.

Betsy Dalton moderated a panel discussion during the program that included panelists Leah Canin and George “Herk” Herchenroether. Herk and Myron Waldman, members of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, were among the program’s coordinators.

A hearing loop is a thin strand of copper wire usually installed on the floor around the edges of a room. The wire radiates electromagnetic signals that can be picked up by hearing aids, cochlear implants, or receivers equipped with a telecoil. An article about our hearing loop by Myron appeared in the January 2017 issue of our monthly newsletter, the South County Unitarian Universalist.

Hearing Loss Magazine is published bimonthly by the Hearing Loss Association of America, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance and resources to help people with hearing loss and their families learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. It is the third most prevalent chronic health condition in older adults.

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