United Church of Christ at The Villages has installed a Hearing Loop in the church. This is to assist those with hearing loss hear more clearly during services. A hearing loop is an assistive listening system that transmits sound directly into one's hearing aids or cochlear implants rather than depending on sound coming from the loudspeakers. It also eliminates the need for using separate headphones, although they are available if your hearing aid isn't properly equipped or programmed or you don't wear hearing aids or cochlear implants. To receive the Loop signal and hear more clearly, you will need to manually activate your T-coil or "telephone" setting on your hearing aid or cochlear implant. If you don't know if you have a T-coil or whether yours is properly programmed, consult with your audiologist or hearing aid professional. If you have further questions about Looping, please contact the installation company at www.CompleteHearingSolutions.org or call 727-260-3488.