“Hearing loops to hearing aids are like a ramp to a wheelchair – both provide total accessibility to the person either in the chair or with the loop and the hearing aids.”

– Alito Alessi, co-founder of DanceAbility International

Have you ever been at a venue, for example a theatre, and seen signs for hearing loops and wondered exactly what they were?

This video from the Eugene Library, Recreation and Cultural Services, Oregon provides a great explanation of what they are, how they work and why they are essential to people with hearing impairments. If you’re looking to make your venue more inclusive, hearing loops are an important accessibility feature and may be eligible to be funded by grants.