Colorado-Hearing Loops in the News
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Colorado Springs Airport awarded $6M for concourse makeover
“More accessible restrooms, additional signage, and a PA system to include hearing loop technology are only a few of the ways we’re making our airport more accessible to all members of our community.” 3/1/23 The Gazette
Infinity Theater at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
"Welcome to our larger-than-life Infinity Theater, where you’ll be treated to an exciting, entertaining and unparalleled experience and an infinite number of discoveries await. The theater has had a major facelift. This includes...new audio and visual accessibility features, such as a hearing induction loop and updated closed captioning system." 2/16/23 YourHub/Denver Post
Green Mountain Presbyterian Church (Lakewood, CO) just finished installing their hearing loop!
Here's a great introduction by Pastor Gretchen sharing about using your T-coils in your hearing aids, experimenting, and learning. This church is removing barriers so all can fully participate! 1/15/23 YouTube (2 minutes)
Colorado State Capitol. "New and Improved Senate Chamber Ready for Prime Time"
A “hearing loop” system now exists within the floor structure in the Senate Chamber, and this loop will provide an improved listening experience for all users with a T-Coil feature on their hearing aid.1/5/23 Colorado LegiSource.
Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Do you have hearing aids or know someone with hearing aids? We are so excited to announce our launch of hearing loop at PEPC. Hearing loop systems in churches literally brings the sermon straight to the ear of the listener via their hearing aid! 10/18/22 Facebook
IMAX at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver museum's IMAX theater to close for renovations
"DMNS said the new audio and visual accessibility features will include a hearing induction loop..." 6/27/22 9News
Did you know our collection includes a hearing loop? Hearing loops are a special type of sound system for people with hearing aids. Drop by Old Town Library to learn more about this remarkable tool! #OurValues #PoudreLibraries 5/13/22. Twitter
"First Congregational Church of Boulder receives grant for needed floor renovations"
After the floor renovations are concluded, the church will self-fund a project to replace the hearing loop in the sanctuary, which is a special type of sound system for use by people who wear hearing aids. 4/15/22 Daily Camera
"Sertoma Club of DTC donates Portable Hearing Loop to Arapahoe Libraries"
Sertoma Club of DTC purchased a Portable InfoLoop and donated it to Koelbel Library, one of the Arapahoe Libraries on October 15, 2021. This will be used to assist library patrons with hearing aids fitted with T-coils to better hear library staff, or to use in one of several study rooms. 10/25/21. Denver Post YourHub
CU Boulder "The 4 Factors to Make Your Campus Map Accessible"
Already, we’ve worked with countless universities to build more accessible campus map solutions. Take the map we’ve built for the University of Colorado at Boulder as an example. An accessibility level provides an easy view and navigation to the accessible entrances of all buildings as well as hearing loop locations. 8/17/2. Concept3D
"A Living Parable: The Hearing Loop #30 in a Series" St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
The upside is that it will be a wonderful addition to our worship space, and a gift to those of us who are becoming hearing-challenged. The downside is that none of us will have this excuse for falling asleep during the service any longer. 8/15/21. St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church blog
"Wheeler Opera House dialed in with new technology"
Another upgrade was installing a hearing loop system by Assist2Hear Inc., which allows an individual with hearing aides to plug into the system. The user can walk into the venue and adjust their device so they can have the best sound in the house,” said Erin Nichols, owner of Assist2Hear Inc. 7/3/21. Aspen Times
"A Better Theater Experience for Patrons with Hearing Loss"
NextFifty Initiative awarded the Lakewood Cultural Center a grant to upgrade the assistive listening system in the theater to a state-of-the art induction hearing loop system. The Colorado-based foundation’s support will allow the Cultural Center to provide a much-improved theater experience for the older adult community and will benefit all patrons with hearing loss, with or without hearing aids. Winter/Spring 2021. Lakewood Bravo magazine, page 7.
"The Independence Center celebrates signing of ADA ("It's really important for physicians to understand that people with disabilities need access to services, things such as hearing loop systems, so people with hearing loss are able to hear)." 7/26/19. KKTV (Colorado Springs).
"Independence Center to host City Council candidate forum Wednesday (Our space is fully accessible, and we will also be providing...a hearing loop system.") 3/19/19. Colorado Springs Gazette
"Update: $150,000 awarded to make medical clinics and centers accessible for people with disabilities." 12/17/18. KOAA News5 (Colorado Springs)
"Denver’s century-old St. John’s Cathedral installs new tech to help congregants with hearing loss." 8/30/18. Denver Post
"Induction loop assisted listening system case study in a Catholic church." 11/15/17. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
"El Paso County commissioners become much easier to hear." 10/4/16. Colorado Springs Gazette
"Boedecker strives to improve film experience for hearing impaired." 6/26/15. Boulder Daily Camera.
"New! Hearing Loop System. The Senior Center dining room is now equipped with a Hearing Loop System." May-August 2015. City of Thornton Activities Guide.
"Increasing Local Government Accessibility With ‘Hearing Loop’ Systems." 3/12/15. Route Fifty, Connecting state and local government leaders
“City Hall Adds New Technology to Improve Hearing.” 3/10/15. FOX21 News (Colorado Springs).
"Curtain to go up on upgraded theater (Jones Theater in Westcliffe)." 2/26/15. Pueblo Chieftain
"Colorado Springs library is ahead of the tech curve." 10/26/14. Colorado Springs Gazette.
"Renovations and improvements for a modern active-aging center: Thornton Senior Center Facility Assessment and Renovations." 2014. Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
"Colorado church installs induction hearing loop (Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, in Glenwood Springs)." 1/8/14. Episcopal News Service
"Making Garfield County libraries accessible." 12/18/13. PostIndependent.
"New church in Silverthorne has first Mass Saturday."
"The church, 25 years in the making, is the first in Summit County to have a hearing loop installed to aid in improving the experience for hard-of-hearing attendees." 9/7/12 Summit Daily
"Assist 2 Hear loops together a hearing community."
Locally, Grace Presbyterian Church in Highlands Ranch has just joined St. Andrew’s Methodist and Littleton’s United Methodist Church as larger-scale venues that have been looped. “We’re progressing with installations here in Colorado,” Hansen said. “The City of Fort Collins actually issued a proclamation that all of their public buildings, any new constructions and renovations have to be looped and they are retro-fitting all their public existing buildings as they can.” 4/27/12. Highlands Ranch Herald