Charity wants volunteers to check town hearing loops

Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne SUS-150618-070700001
Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne SUS-150618-070700001

A hearing charity based in Eastbourne is on the look-out for secret shoppers!

Hearing Link is promoting its Let’s Loop Eastbourne project by recruiting more loop checkers in the town. And there will be a hearing loop workshop at Asda in The Crumbles on Saturday, October 31 from 9.30am to 11am.

Let’s Loop Eastbourne began life three years ago to promote the use of hearing loops in the town. It has been the catalyst to a nationwide loop project.

“The project has been very successful across the UK,” said Hearing Link’s Dave King. “We’re very fortunate to have the support of the Minister for the Disabled, Justin Tomlinson, because hearing loops can transform people’s lives.”

Hearing Loops can be found in post offices, banks, libraries, churches, theatres and supermarkets – even in the home. Using an electro-magnetic signal feeding the sound to a hearing aid, hearing loops cut out the clutter and background noise.

The Devonshire Park Theatre is an example of one venue which has had a loop installed.

Let’s Loop Eastbourne enjoys the support of Eastbourne Borough Council, key businesses and organisations such as Barclays, Asda, the Sunrise Senior Living, Age Concern and the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre.

The Asda event on October 31 is part of Hearing Link’s Loop Awareness Week, which will feature the largest ever audit of loops nationwide.

For more details contact helpdesk@hearinglink.org or call 0300 111 1113.

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