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Wisconsin Department of Transportation Installs Hearing Loop at Milwaukee Train Station

Mar 8 2016

By Alex Zank

March 1, 2016: Volunteers with hearing loss from the community visited the nearly finished reconstructed Milwaukee Intermodal Station train passenger concourse late last week to test its new hearing loop technology, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The technology better enables those using hearing aids or cochlear implants to pick up on sound systems in a building.

RIT/NTID to Offer Degree in Mobile App Development

Mar 7 2016

Program will prepare students for careers in creating mobile solutions and apps.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received approval from the New York State Department of Education to offer an associate degree program in mobile application development. The program will prepare students for work in the software development industry with a focus on application design and development for mobile platforms.

Let's Loop the UK

Mar 7 2016

The Hearing Loop Initiative in the United Kingdom

Hearing Link in the United Kingdom now has its own “Let’s Loop the UK” effort, with local loop groups. The hearing loop efforts in the United States were originally inspired by hearing loops in the UK. 

Hearing Loops – A System that Actually Gets Used

Feb 26 2016

HLAA Member Steve Frazier from Albuquerque writes about hearing loops in Sound & Communications.

Frazier writes: “AV engineers may look at assistive listening systems from the perspective of easy installation rather than from the user’s perspective and encourage venues to install FM or Infrared systems that will, quite frankly, get little use.”

Read the entire article.