Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation embraces technology for inclusive worship experience with Listen EVERYWHERE
Listen Technologies Corporation, a provider of wireless listening solutions, announces that Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation (FVJC)-Emek Shalom, an intergenerational community of more than 250 families in Simsbury, Connecticut, has installed audio over Wi-Fi assistive listening system Listen EVERYWHERE in its temple.
FVJC installed a Listen EVERYWHERE transmitter in its sanctuary so congregants can use their smartphones as assistive listening receivers. They download the free Listen EVERYWHERE app, access the FVJC Wi-Fi network, stream live or recorded sanctuary audio to their smartphones, and listen to clear sound with headphones or earbuds. Congregants with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids or cochlear implants can access the audio directly from their smartphones.
“The new Listen EVERYWHERE assistive listening system was easy to install and has helped many FVJC members fully experience worship services and feel more included in their community,” commented Mark Orenstein, the temple’s IT volunteer. “We love the solution and continue to promote its use to ensure everyone knows they can access the audio and feel included and welcome in the FVJC worship services.”
The system is also said to benefit people without hearing aids, as all congregants can download the app and access audio as needed. They do not need to borrow or return devices, although dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE Wi-Fi receivers are available for venues to purchase for users who do not have or prefer not to use a personal smartphone.
“Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom is deeply committed to inclusion and creating a community where all are actively engaged and inspired,” said Sam Nord, vice president of global sales at Listen Technologies. “Listen Technologies is proud to play a role in fostering connection within the community by making it easy for everyone to hear clearly and communicate in the sanctuary.”
Source: Listen Technologies
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