Friday, September 4, 2015
An issue discussed at both parishes was the ability of people to hear in the church. There are some very good systems available that will allow people with hearing difficulties to hear better in church. The item is basically a headset that a user would pick up coming into church and would put on just like any other headset. For those who already have a hearing aid there is a simple loop that would go around the neck and interact with the existing hearing aid. The advantage for the user would be the ability to hear directly everything that flows through the sound system without echo or other extraneous noise. Some people may not like to admit that hearing is difficult. However, admitting to the reality would allow the person to participate more fully in the celebration of the Eucharist.
Let me know what you think about getting such a system. The cost would be about $1,200 per church. If you would like to donate to provide a system, that would be greatly appreciated.