January 27 special event in Texas aims to teach church leaders how to engage worshipers with hearing loss

Can your congregation hear the Message?

hearing-picDid you know that one in five people in your congregation can’t hear the inspiring words and music that are shared each week in your house of worship? Ultimately, this leaves them feeling disconnected from the community. Many of these congregants have hearing aids — but hearing aids are made to work in up-close, face-to-face conversations; often, they don’t work in large spaces with ambient noise.

Fortunately, assistive listening systems can help these congregants feel more connected by solving issues of distance, ambient noise and hearing loss.

“Not only is providing an assistive listening system the law in Texas, but it’s the right thing to do,” says Kim Spencer, Corporate Marketing Manager at Listen Technologies in Bluffdale, UT.

To help get you started in your church, Listen Technologies is hosting a special event on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST at Sound Productions (6631 N. Belt Line Rd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063): “Assistive Listening in Houses of Worship — Roadshow.”

Attendees will learn more about providing assistive listening in a house of worship, including:

  • The benefits of assistive listening systems
  • Different types of assistive listening systems available
  • How to mix a system to make is sound great
  • An overview of the Texas legislative compliance laws for assistive listening

“The event is set up similar to a ‘lunch and learn,’” explains Spencer. It will include a short presentation from the company, as well as a presentation from Irving, TX audiologist Dr. Elizabeth Johnson and a few insightful experiences shared by members of the local Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) chapter.

“We are passionate about hearing loss advocacy and awareness,” she adds. “We are hosting this event — specifically for the house of worship (HOW) market — in support of our advocacy and outreach efforts.”

Registration for the event is available online. And, for more information on assistive listening systems in your house of worship (and a FREE, 30-day trial), visit the Listen Technologies website.


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