WHAT: Dr. Tony L. Wilson, Senior Pastor of the White Oak Baptist Church (Access Campus) announces they will become the first fully “hearing accessible” church in Hamilton County for hard of hearing people. The church will be equipped with FM hearing units, telecoils loop system, as well as captioning. There will be a special hearing loss support group to help people deal with hearing disability.
WHEN: The grand opening will begin at 9:15 a.m. June 12, 2016, for the morning service. The hearing loss support group will meet at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The White Oak Baptist Church (Access Campus) is located at 4064 Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37406
WHO: The White Oak Baptist Church (Access Campus) invites friends and family members with hearing loss, who need to see, hear and understand everything in the service.
WHY: Hearing loss is one the most prevalent chronic health conditions in the U.S. Fifty million Americans have some form of hearing loss, yet only 20% receive the technology and the specialized help they need to communicate better. They are the largest special needs population with serious quality-of-life and accessibility issues according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is called the runaway handicap because little is being done to help people cope with hearing loss.
In the state of Tennessee there are 450,000 people with mild to moderate hearing loss and in Hamilton County, there are 41,000 who suffer hearing loss and need assistance for hearing.
HOW: Visit the hearing center when you arrive at the Access Campus and pick an FM receiver and headset. You will be able to hear clearly from anyplace in the sanctuary. Captioning will be on the screen above the speaker. Tele coil wires are available for those with hearing aids with “T” switches.
This not just another service: It is an EXPERIENCE.
For more information call 423-624-1669
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