Service users of DeafHear were the first to try out the new equipment.
Patrons of the An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk will now be able to avail of new hearing aid devices, should they need them, when attending shows in the venue's theatre.
Last week, the venue at Dundalk Town Hall took delivery of eight personal hearing aid devices which are aimed at making events more accessible and enjoyable for those who are hard of hearing.
“It was lovely to welcome users from Deafhear Dundalk to the centre to explain to them how these devices work," Director of An Táin Arts Centre, Paul Hayes said.
"A small amplifying unit is plugged into our sound system and each user then gets one receiver which they tune into their hearing aid," Hayes explained of the devices, funded by Louth Leader Partnership.
Pictured above are Paul Hayes, Director, An Táin Arts Centre and Caroline McCabe, from Deafhear Dundalk, with service users of Deafhear.
"We explored many options to make our numerous spaces more accessible to people who are hard of hearing including restoring the hearing loop system in the main theatre, but due to the size of the space we couldn’t reach every seat. I believe this new system is the best option for us and our audience.”
Customers who wish to avail of the new hearing aid system are asked to let theatre staff know at the time of booking. More information on upcoming events can be found at www.antain.ie or by calling 042 933 2332.
DeafHear.ie Dundalk is located at 14 Jocelyn Street and can be contacted on 042 933 2010 or via text on 087 711 8717.