Installers were here this morning laying the groundwork for our new Hearing Induction Loop.
In its simplest form a hearing induction loop is a length of copper wire that transmits sound to a parishioners’ hearing aide from an amplifier connected to our church microphones.
Why would we offer an induction loop? It cuts out background noise like our current receivers and headphones, but it’s much more inconspicuous. There is no limit to the number of people who can use the system.
The system at the Church of Saint Mary is a bit more complicated. To achieve the best sound quality, our copper foil antennae zigzag under every pew. Each section of pews will have its own antenna and amplifier to give us specific control over each part of the church.
If you or a loved one has hearing aides, the ‘T’ or Telecoil setting will pick up the wireless, magnetic signal from our hearing loop.