"I visited Scotland shortly after getting new hearing aids back in 1999. I was totally lost, and sound was reverberating around 800 year old walls. My wife saw a sign saying the site had a hearing loop, so I turned on my telecoil for the first time. It was emotionally powerful. Suddenly, I heard a clear human voice, instead of this verbal fog. I was on the verge of tears. I didn't know sound like this was possible." (Taken from The Washington Post's article "How Hearing Loops Can Help, April 10, 2012)
This is Richard Einhorn's story:
After losing much of his hearing at age 57, the composer despaired of ever really enjoying a concert or musical again. Then, while at the Kennedy Center in Washington, (where his "Voices of Light" oratoria had once been performed with the National Symphony Orchestra), he attended a performance of the musical "Wicked." There were no special headphones. This time, the words and music were transmitted to a wireless receiver in Mr. Einhorn's hearing aid using a technology that is just starting to make its way into public places in America: a hearing loop. "There I was at "Wicked" weeping uncontrollably - and I don't even like musicals," he said. "For the first time since I lost most of my hearing, live music was perfectly clear, perfectly clean and incredibly rich." (Taken from The NY Times article "A Hearing Aid That Cuts Out All The Clutter, October 23, 2011)
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A Message From Acoustic Loop Innovations:
We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to Dr. David Myers and
Mr. Richard Einhorn for being an inspiration to all of us who have chosen to follow in their footsteps to Help Loop America.
We would also like to thank those individuals who have been dedicating themselves every day by helping to improve the lives of people with hearing loss.
We especially take pride in thanking our wonderful, Ellen Semel, for her tireless efforts in improving the lives of those individuals with hearing loss. Ellen is the Chair of the New York City Loop Committee of the HLAA Manhattan Chapter.
A special thank you to our friend, Dr. Neil Bauman, who has spent timeless hours sharing his knowledge about hearing loops with us.
We are particularly grateful to Mr. Richard McKinley, Manager of Contacta, Inc. for sharing his expertise and for his continued efforts in helping to educate so many individuals about the importance of installing induction loops which meet the IEC 60118-4 standard of excellence. Thank you Richard for helping to loop America competently and compassionately.
We are proud to be a Contacta dealer.
We are honored to be a part of this wonderful joint venture.
We look forward to a world in which people with hearing loss will have equal opportunity to enjoy every one of life’s pleasures.
Dr. Carol B. Letzter & Staff
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