KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A north central Indiana church has invested thousands of dollars so more people can hear the Gospels.
Brookside Free Methodist Church in Kokomo installed a hearing loop in its sanctuary at a cost of $7,000. The Kokomo Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1aduqBX ) the device uses a part already installed in most hearing aids and cochlear implants to amplify and clarify sound for the hearing impaired.
Bill Waggoner, an administrative assistant at the church, says hearing aids magnify all of the sounds that go through them, and often there's so much background noise that all that is heard are garbled sounds.
Waggoner says one congregant slowly lost much of her hearing, and became frustrated, sometimes walking out in the middle of services that she couldn't understand. Now she can hear the gospels, too.
Information from: Kokomo Tribune, http://www.ktonline.com