The Muskego Public Library is one of eight libraries in Waukesha County to now have a service desk hearing loop. This is thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services received by the Waukesha County Federated Library System.
A hearing loop is an assistive listening system that transmits sound from a microphone directly to a hearing aid or cochlear implant, via a tiny and inexpensive receiver called a telecoil (t-coil). When using the t-coil setting on a hearing aid it turns off the microphone so that it will only pick up the electromagnetic signal and converts it to sound.
Library visitors with hearing loss can now have a better listening experience because with hearing loops there is no need to pick up a portable receiver. Not sure if your hearing aid has a t-coil? Check with your audiologist for more information.
The public libraries in Waukesha County who participated in this recent grant project include: Brookfield, Delafield, Elm Grove, Mukwonago, Muskego, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, and Waukesha.