Around the Tiers: "Get in the Hearing Loop"

By Chelsea Bishop

June 10, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 7:50 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The Hearing Loss Association of America of Binghamton will host Dr. Juliette Sterkens, an experienced audiologist speak on hearing loops.

On Thursday, June 12, a meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. and meeting at 6:15 p.m. at the Johnson City Senior Center, located at 30 Brocton St., Johnson City. The event goes until 8:30 p.m.

The program will be looped and captioned.

To register for the free looping event, call (607) 427-0186 or email donnaker@verizon.net.

Dr. Juliette Sterkens speaks around the country to consumers and hearing care professionals on the use of hearing loops.

The "Get in the Hearing Loop" campaign excites hearing aid and cochlear implant users, as well as audiologists and other hearing health-care professionals about telecoils and hearing loops and their unique benefits.

Hearing loops transmit the audio from a PA system directly to telecoil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants. The telecoil functions as an antenna, relaying sounds directly into the ear without background noise just like Wi-Fi connects people to the Web.

For more information about looping, visit the Hearing Loss of America Binghamton Chapter website.