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
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