Town Administrator James McGrail
2 Spring St.
Marion, MA 02738
For Immediate Release
Friday, July 26, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
New Assisted Listening Devices Installed at Marion Town House
Devices Can be Used for All Public Meetings
MARION — Town Administrator James McGrail and Old Rochester Community Television (ORCTV) Executive Director Robert Chiarito are pleased to announce that new assisted listening devices have been installed at the Marion Town House for those who are hearing impaired.
The devices can be used during all public meetings at the Town House.
The new system, by Listen Technologies, includes four wireless receivers that can be worn either as an earbud or headset.
When worn, the devices will receive sound directly from the microphones used by ORCTV’s recordings and broadcasts during meetings.
The small, lightweight receivers can be placed in a shirt pocket, purse or clipped to a user’s belt. The devices also allow the listener to control the volume to their comfort.
“These devices will allow for further inclusiveness for our residents who are hearing impaired during the town’s public meetings,” Town Administrator McGrail said. “The town worked closely with Old Rochester Community Television to get these new devices installed and we are thankful for our partnership with ORCTV.”
Those who would like to use one of the devices during a particular meeting should speak with the ORCTV employee in attendance who will be filming the meeting.
Anyone with further questions about the devices should contact ORCTV at 508-758 – 2300.