A few weeks ago, I had an amazing experience, one that most people take for granted but that for more and more of us in the baby-boom demographic is becoming impossible. I sat in a large auditorium and listened to — and heard — a speaker on a podium. In fact, I listened to many speakers over the course of a two-day weekend, and I heard every word. Read More

Libraries are usually a quiet place. But, they are also a place to discuss ideas, research and meet. Sometimes, background noise can find its way murmuring up. That’s why the Bruton Memorial Library installed a hearing loop this summer. Read the rest of the story here.

Three stores, including the Southgate Publix in Lakeland, are wired as part of a pilot program to help the hearing impaired converse easier with the cashiers, the help desk and pharmaceutical staff. To learn more on loops in Publix follow the link here. Loops in Publix

“It’s wonderful,” I replied. It was wonderful because speaking with Abigail, a young woman and a cashier at the Publix in Sun City Center, was probably the first time I was able to have a normal conversation with a cashier in a grocery store. I could actually hear and understand every word she said. Read more about Publix loops here.

Publix is supporting equal access and improved communication for the hearing loss community here in The Villages. Read more here.

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the city of North Port for the installation of a hearing loop system in City Commission chambers.
Read the Herald Tribune article here.