The gift of hearing
and the gift of worship
at Lincolns’ Church
We are excited to share the good news that First Presbyterian Church has a Hearing Loop system in our sanctuary!
We believe that each person blesses every other person, so worship draws us closer to one another and to God. Your presence is a gift. Being able to hear enables more meaningful participation. If you have missed worship because of difficulty hearing, we invite you to gather with us on Sunday mornings at 10:45.
What is a hearing loop and how does it work?
Hearing Loops allow people who wear hearing aids to directly receive the sound from the church’s PA system in their own hearing aids without having to pick up a separate listening device.
Do you use hearing aids?
If you wear hearing instruments you will need to find out if your hearing aids have this wireless receiver called a T-coil or Telecoil built in, in order to benefit from the hearing loop in our church. The T-coil program is accessed by pushing a button on a hearing aid. This T-coil program has to be activated by your audiologist. Talk to your audiologist to find out if your instruments can have both a T (no background noise pick up) and an MT program (blended microphone & T-coil program) for improved hearing at church.
Hearing loops improve hearing aids!
Digital hearing aids have significantly improved in the last decade, but they do not restore hearing to normal. Difficulties often remain when in challenging listening situations. Hearing loops help hearing aid users overcome this problem by broadcasting sound without background noise or reverberation.
For questions about your hearing aids and telecoils talk to your audiologist or email:
Dr. Juliette Sterkens Juliette.firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about hearing loops visit: www.hearingloop.org or www.drssound.com
For those who have difficulty hearing but do not have t-coils, there are small receivers attached to ear buds available in the narthex. To use one of these, a person should take one of the receivers and a set of ear buds. At the close of the service, the ear buds should be detached and left in a plastic bag at the church with the name of the user written on the slip of paper; he or she can then use the same ear buds on the next occasion.