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Looping technology installed at the City County building in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - New technology was installed Wednesday at the Sioux City Council Chambers to help the hearing impaired.

It is called "Looping" technology.

This technology uses signals from an initial sound source such as a microphone.    

It then sends a signal to a hearing aid which blocks ambient noises so a person can hone in on the person speaking.

"Always a soft spot in your heart to help somebody out so it's really great when we have our meetings and we're able to give away a large number of dollars for a hearing aid or improvements to the park or this looping project. It's a great benefit to ourselves and to me it makes us feel real good.  Personally, it makes me feel good," said Dennis Dufault, Governor of Sertoma International.

This technology is used throughout Europe but it's only recent in the U.S.

The new looping system should be in working order the council meeting on May 5.

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