CHHA-Edmonton recently installed a hearing loop into the main worship area for St. Timothy Anglican Church located at 8420 – 145 St . This is the first Church that has a modern hearing loop in Edmonton.
With a new hearing loop installed in the main worship space, St. Timothy Anglican Church (8420 145 St. NW) has become the first church in Edmonton with a modern hearing loop. Working closely with the Edmonton branch of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), St. Timothy evaluated hearing assistance options and ultimately installed a portable loop to pilot the effectiveness of a loop system. Parishioners were delighted with the pilot. Survey results showed a 100% level of satisfaction with the hearing loop and an improvement in intelligibility/understandability from around 30% to over 85%. With results like that, the only option was to proceed with the installation of a permanent system. St. Timothy again looked to the CHHA for their expertise in the design, installation, and commissioning of the system. The CHHA is delighted to have played had a role in such a good outcome. If you would like to learn more about adding hearing loops to your venue, please contact CHHA-Edmonton at (780) 428-6622 or [email protected].