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HEAR BETTER: With Hearing Loops, FM Systems, and Infrared Systems

Thornton Senior Center

Spring 2024, date tbd

  • Why people with hearing loss say they can hear, but can’t understand.

  • How assisted listening systems help you hear better in public places.

  • How you can use these systems, with or without hearing aids.

All are invited! Individuals with hearing loss, their friends and families,
and staff from organizations who welcome them. Handouts provided.

HEAR BETTER: With Hearing Loops, FM Systems, and Infrared Systems

Pillar Institute

East Library Community Room, Colorado Springs

April 4, 2024


What can you do when you just can't hear or understand everything at performing arts centers, movies, libraries, government meetings, or at your place of worship?  Learn how you can connect your hearing aids, cochlear implants, or headphones directly to the venue’s PA system via a hearing loop for clear speech everywhere!  Try out the library’s hearing loop, and learn about other systems in the Colorado Springs area (FM and infrared).

Past Events

HEAR BETTER: With Hearing Loops, FM Systems, and Infrared Systems

OLLI at University of Denver

Webinar. Friday, January 26, 2024


People with hearing loss have difficulty hearing in public places, such as religious services, city council meetings, theaters, etc., due to background noises, reverberation, and distance. When people don’t clearly hear what’s spoken plus the effort that it takes to listen, individuals may become frustrated and choose to stay at home rather than participate in their communities. Instead, when individuals can clearly hear speech from the microphone through ADA assistive listening systems, they often have tears of joy and become engaged again. Digital handouts will be provided.

Can Every Patron with Hearing Loss Fully Participate at Your Library?

1.1 million Coloradoans have a significant hearing loss. That's 1 in 5 over the age of 12 who have this invisible disability. The degree to which this impacts them is as diverse as the individual themselves.  Hearing aids and cochlear implants can be of great assistance, but unfortunately, don't restore hearing back to normal. That’s why the ADA mandates assistive listening systems (IR, FM, and hearing loops) in difficult listening situations.
This session will help you understand this population's difficulty and the need for different strategies for accessibility by describing hearing loss, personal hearing devices, and pros and cons of different assistive listening systems (ALS). We’ll focus on the most user-friendly ALS: hearing loops. Presented by HLAA-Colorado Springs, Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center, and Let’s Loop Colorado.

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Come learn how you can hear speech clearly at places of worship, theaters, lectures, etc. with hearing loops!

The new year is a great time to find out about resources related to hearing loss. If you would like to learn about a variety of options to assess and address hearing loss, please join this program with a panel of local professionals who can help: Center for People with Disabilities, Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center, Let’s Loop Colorado!, and Longmont Senior Services.

February 16, 2022; 10-11:30 am

Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, CO 80501

Registration, Registration #185007.00

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All are invited to these public events! Click on the link to download the pdf flyer

*Lakewood Cultural Center’s hearing loop was funded by the NextFifty Initiative.


We are monitoring the COVID cases in Colorado. Any updates to events will be posted here.


Sponsors. Click on logo for website. See Installer webpage for info and resources on installing a hearing loop.

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Other events

"Getting It Right" Access and Functional Needs Emergency Management Conferences.
November 5, 2019 (Colorado Springs, CO) and November 7, 2019 (Montrose, CO)

Here in Colorado, we are working to make emergency management more inclusive of Colorado’s diverse communities and to integrate access and functional needs in all that we do. To build networks, knowledge, and resources around doing this work, Colorado's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is hosting it's first “Getting it Right” Emergency Management Access & Functional Needs Conferences.

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