IFHOH: Loops in the U.S.A.

Janice Schacter Lintz is a passionate and accomplished hearing loss advocate based in New York.

A culture lover, Janice felt her heart sink whenever her daughter Arielle – diagnosed with hearing loss at 2 1⁄2 – struggled to understand museum guides and actors onstage, even with hearing aids. Janice plunged into the research and learned that cultural venues could provide better hearing access with relatively cheap technology – such as the induction loop, a coil placed around a room that wirelessly transmits amplified sound to a hearing aid.

Janice regularly advises IFHOH of public places in the U.S.A. where induction loops are newly available. In her last email to IFHOH, she announced the installation of induction loops at the Lindemann Creative Center in the Bass Art Museum in Miami (Florida).