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Short North Stage unveils new technology for hearing impaired patrons

Short North Stage is now equipped with a hearing loop.

COLUMBUS, Ohio2020年欧预赛赛程 - As a Columbus theater opened "Young Frankenstein" this week, it also unveiled new technology.

2020年欧预赛赛程is now equipped with aCopper wire in the flooring radiates electromagnetic signals so sound can go directly from a microphone to the telecoil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant.

"It just captures the sound from the sound system in the theater and delivers just that - without all that extraneous noise - right to the ear," said Warren Brown with

2020年欧预赛赛程Ellen Weibel was one of the first to experience the first fully looped production. She is hearing impaired and said she has trouble making out lyrics and dialogue even while wearing her hearing aids.

"This is such a game-changer," she said. "I forgot I was even hearing impaired. I was just enjoying the show and it was so clear! I'm just giddy over it. It's just wonderful!"

2020年欧预赛赛程Short North Stage is one of few places in Columbus that have looping systems. If a place has hearing loops, a sign will hang outside of a building advertising the technology is available.

2020年欧预赛赛程"You don't ever want anyone to feel like they are not able to go out in the world and interact the same way everyone else can," said Edna Mae Berkey, Executive Director of Short North Stage. "I think this technology could be huge!"

Brown said the technology can be installed just about anywhere. If you would like to learn more,