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Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Device

Do you have difficulty hearing when attending OPL programs and events? Starting May 1, the Library will have new portable Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) available for customers to borrow. These devices are used to amplify sound for people who are hard of hearing. Customers can borrow these devices for events, meetings and programs that take place at OPL. Devices come with a neck loop and can be used with hearing aids that have a T (telecoil) setting, or with headphones (customer must bring their own).

Assistive Listening Devices are available at these branches:

•    Carlingwood
•    Cumberland
•    Greenboro
•    Hazeldean
•    Main
•    Nepean Centrepointe
•    Ruth E. Dickinson
•    Stittsville
•    St-Laurent

If you need an ALD for a Library program or event at a branch that does not have a device, please contact the branch holding the program in advance. Arrangements can be made for a device to be sent to the branch prior to the day of the program/event (please request at least one week in advance).

Devices can be borrowed for in-Library use only for up to six hours. Customers must be at least sixteen years old to borrow a device on their own Library card and must have valid photo I.D.

For more information on how the device works, watch this video about the Comfort Contego Assistive Listening Device.