Although our world has been turned on its head, and the places we usually congregate and socialize are shutting their doors, I’m sure I can speak on behalf of all of us when I say that we will defeat COVID and our world will return back to normal.

During this time, we’ve been speaking to many of the local venues throughout our communities to discover who has hearing loop capabilities.

A hearing loop is an innovative feature in local venues that have been developed to help hearing aid wearers; it captures sounds spoken into microphones and transmits them directly to your hearing aid.

As a result, you don’t have to rely on reverberating speakers to hear what someone is saying.

The system not only cuts out background noises. It also means you don’t have to invest in additional equipment to hear clearly.

After calling many of the local venues throughout our part of the world, there are two venues that I want to give a special shout-out to.

Waterfront Playhouse

With a Hearing Loop set-up, this much-loved professional 150-seat venue set in a stunning historic building in Key West should be high on the list of places to visit when safe.

Where: 407 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040


Seminole Theatre

With an Infrared Hearing Assist System, the iconic Seminole Theatre based in Homestead is a family favorite venue for live music, productions, cover bands, and great entertainment.

Where: 18 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030


Supporting these great venues that make an effort to support us as hearing aid wearers is super important, please be sure to check them out, follow them on Facebook and ensure that when they re-open their doors, you show your support.

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Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D

Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D., is Florida’s leading doctor of audiology and has over 25 years of experience in this dynamic industry. Before setting up her own business in Florida & Central America, she served as a pediatric audiologist and rehabilitative services manager at the Miami Children’s Hospital. She has worked with patients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds during her long and diverse career, and she is still heavily involved in international humanitarian projects, helping hearing-impaired children globally.