Areas where assisted listening devices are available are are marked with a sign featuring the universal symbol for hearing loops. (City of Delta photo)

Assisted listening systems installed at Delta rec centres, city hall

Technology eliminates background noise, provides clearer sound for those with hearing aids or cochlear implants

The City of Delta has installed assisted listening devices at several municipal facilities to improve services for the deaf and hard of hearing.

According to a news release from the city, the recently-installed hearing loop technology eliminates background noise and provides clearer, improved sound for individuals with t-Coil equipped hearing aids or cochlear implants.

“We are working to incorporate the latest communications technologies to maximize accessibility and inclusivity for all residents and guests at city facilities,” Mayor George Harvie said in the news release.

A perimeter induction loop system was installed in council chambers to ensure improved service for individuals attending council meetings, and countertop assisted hearing systems have been installed at various locations inside city hall, including the engineering department, community planning and development, finance department, and administration/office of the city clerk.

The countertop devices have been installed at the Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, North Delta Recreation Centre and Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta, as well as at the Ladner Leisure Centre and McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner and the South Delta Recreation Centre and Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Centre in Tsawwassen.

Areas where assisted listening devices are available are are marked with a sign featuring the universal symbol for hearing loops (pictured below).

The project was supported financially by the Rick Hansen Foundation and B.C.’s Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Not over yet: Mixture of snow, freezing rain on way as winter storm tapers in Lower Mainland

Environment Canada releases weather alert for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

Final Four set at Surrey RCMP Classic, where a new champ will be crowned

Guildford Park beats Semiahmoo, ending Totems’ three-year championship run

Calling a snow day – or not – is a big decision for Surrey public schools

There’s much to consider before cancelling classes for 73,948 Surrey students

White Rock RCMP tells public to yield to pedestrians at marked crosswalks

Police force received a number of complaints about crosswalk safety

City of Surrey spends $1.2M on winter maintenance – so far

Total budget of $3.7M; 7,000 tonnes of salt used

Fashion Fridays: Look your best this year

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Crown won’t appeal sentence in child sex assault case of former Burns Lake mayor

B.C. Prosecution Service said sentence doesn’t meet standard for appeal

VIDEO: Semi driver records 22 crashes in one icy trip from Chilliwack to Abbotsford

‘Treacherous’ morning had emergency crews struggling to reach stranded drivers

‘Scariest boat ride of my life’: Passengers trapped by ice on rocky B.C. ferry sailing

The Nimpkish docked in Bella Coola on Jan.12 coated in a thick layer of ice

B.C. pair ordered to pay $55,000 for oil tank discovered four years after selling home

Judge says defendants breached contract, despite being unaware of tank until basement flooded

Canada to give $25,000 to families of each Canadian who died in Iran plane crash

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also made it clear that Canada still expects Iran to compensate victims

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Oil and gas industry applauds top court’s dismissal of B.C.’s Trans Mountain case

The high court’s ruling Thursday removes one of the remaining obstacles for the project

Sub-zero B.C. weather freezes clothing in just 45 minutes

A local photographer decided to have some fun with the frosty weather before its gone

Most Read