Hearing Loop System inaugurated at the Ta ‘Pinu National Shrine

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Hearing Loop System inaugurated at the Ta 'Pinu National ShrineOn Saturday, a new Hearing Loop System was inaugurated, at the Ta ‘Pinu National Shrine in Gozo.

This system for people with hearing loss, gives the possibility for them to hear everything and participate fully in services and other events that takes place at the Sanctuary.

Induction loop systems magnetically transmit sound to hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoils (T-coils). The hearing aids serve as wireless loudspeakers, delivering clear, customised sound.

The system was financed by the Parliamentary Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing, headed by Parliamentary Secretary Dr Justyne Caruana.

The Mass was led by Mgr. Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, members of the Gozo Association of the Deaf and the Deaf People Association Malta, also participated.

Those with hearing impairment who were watching the Mass at home via the live broadcast on TVM2, were also able to follow the service which was broadcast with sign language.

The Rector of Ta ‘Pinu Sanctuary Fr Gerald Buhagiar said that “we can say that now Ta ‘Pinu has become more accessible to all.”

Photographs by Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary

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