Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

●● A NEW group to im­prove the qual­ity of hear­ing loops in busi­nesses and public build­ings has launched in Poyn­ton.

Let’s Loop Poyn­ton is a part­ner­ship be­tween the Ro­tary Club of Poyn­ton and other or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing the hear­ing loss char­ity Hear­ing Link.

The group held a suc­cess­ful aware­ness day at the civic cen­tre which high­lighted the im­pact of hear­ing loss and how loops can be part of the so­lu­tion.

Among the par­tic­i­pants were Hear­ing Prod­ucts, Hear­ing Link and Ac­tion on Hear­ing Loss and visi­tors in­cluded deputy mayor San­dra Hors­man.

Or­gan­iser Wal­ter Thomas said the aim will be to raise aware­ness in the com­mu­nity and to act as a driver for more work­ing hear­ing loops in the com­mu­nity.

He added: “We had a most suc­cess­ful event and found a good num­ber of vol­un­teers to help with loop checks in Poyn­ton.”

Hear­ing loops can be found in shops, banks and many public build­ings, pro­vid­ing a mag­netic, wire­less sig­nal which can be picked up by a hear­ing aid when it is set to the Tele­coil.

Hear­ing loops cut out ex­te­rior noise so in shops, for ex­am­ple, a hear­ing aid wearer can hear the per­son serv­ing them with­out any con­fu­sion.

Over the com­ing months, the Let’s Loop group will be sur­vey­ing lo­cal shops and busi­nesses in the area to as­sess the avail­abil­ity of hear­ing loops, as part of a na­tional cam­paign.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Let’s Loop Poyn­ton email Wal­ter Thomas at lets.loop.poyn­ton@ poyn­ton­ro­ or call 01625 872987. ●● CAM­PAIGN­ERS aim­ing to im­prove play equip­ment at Hock­ley Park have or­gan­ised a Teddy Bears’ Pic­nic there on Septem­ber 26 from 10.30am-1pm. Come along and share your ideas.

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