The Jackie Robinson Community Center (JRC) provides its clients with an array of programs as well as unmatched customer service. That service has been enhanced with the recent installation of the Hearing Loop System which will help the hearing impaired by magnetically transmitting sound to hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Patrons will now have ease-of-hearing when watching TV in the lobby area; attending a meeting in the auditorium; or when asking questions to staff at the front counter.
"JRC's ultimate goal is to expand the service by outfitting the main meeting rooms and obtain a portable system to use at outdoor community events", said Community Services Supervisor Jarvis Emerson.
The clear advantage of the loop system over other assistive listening systems (FM or infrared) is that there is no checking out of additional equipment and utilizes a universal magnetic signal which works no matter the location or hearing instrument.
The best part is the system allows individuals to utilize it inconspicuously thereby creating and invisible solution to an invisible problem. However, there is a portable receiving unit available for those individuals who have a hearing aid without a T-Coil.
This system is invaluable and another way the City of Pasadena accommodating the needs of the community. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), there are some 36 million Americans who experience hearing loss. 8.4 million of those - or 1 in 4 - use hearing aids.
For questions or comments, please call (626) 744-7300 or to learn more about the loop system, please visit http://contactainc.com/.