We are looped!
In our ongoing efforts to ensure an optimal experience for all Brevard Music Center summer festival patrons, including our hearing impaired guests, BMC installed a state-of-the art induction loop hearing system at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium in 2018 and Parker Concert Hall in 2020.
BMC's system was installed by the experts at Musician's Workshop.
A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically. The signal is then picked up by a tiny receiver in the hearing aid called a telecoil, or T-Coil.
To use a hearing loop, simply flip on the T-Switch or change to the T-Coil program in your hearing aid or cochlear implant. This activates the coil and no additional receiver is needed. Your hearing aids or implants are now able to become wireless headsets for all sound that is traveling through the sound system. You hear speech more clearly than you ever imagined!
For those individuals who do not possess a T-Coil in their hearing aids, Brevard Music Center also has personal body pack receivers available in the Box Office.
Brevard College is also "looped"—an induction loop hearing system is now installed at Brevard College's Porter Center and is accessible at all BMC opera performances.
The Loop Systems at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium and Parker Concert Hall were made possible by a bequest from The Estate of Lois Maxine Gibbs, James Kimzey, executor.