August 3, 2023

30+ Buildings in Sarasota with Hearing Loop Technology

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30+ Buildings in Sarasota with Hearing Loop Technology

Hearing loops, also known as Audio Frequency Induction Loop Systems (AFILS), are a top choice for hearing accommodation, providing significant benefits to people who rely on assistive listening systems. They are designed to deliver clean, distortion-free sound in places where distance, ambient noise, and challenging acoustics can make listening and understanding with hearing aids and cochlear implants difficult. The system works by using a special amplifier and a hidden copper wire that transmits sound via a magnetic field, creating a "looped zone" in any size venue. When a person with a hearing device equipped with a telecoil, a small coil of wire that allows the device to become a wireless receiver, enters this zone, they can receive the magnetic signal, providing them with clear, customized sound.

Hearing loops are becoming the foundation for hearing-friendly, inclusive communities throughout the United States, and many buildings in Sarasota, Florida, have adopted this technology. They are used in a broad spectrum of environments, from auditoriums, theaters, and places of worship, to meeting and classrooms, pharmacies, ticket counters, and even in users' homes. This widespread adoption of hearing loop technology in Sarasota has made it a more accessible and inclusive community for people with hearing loss.Below we have listed many of the buildings and businesses in (or near) Sarasota with hearing loop technology. For your convenience, addresses and phone numbers have been included as well.


SRQ (Sarasota Bradenton International Airport)
6000 Airport Cir

Sarasota, FL 34243


Asolo Theatre
5555 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

Burns Court Cinemas
506 Burns Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 955-3456

Florida Studio Theatre
1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-9000

Glenridge on Palmer Ranch Performing Arts Center
7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 552-5325

Manatee Players Theatre
502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 748-5875

Sarasota Opera House
61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 328-1300

Sarasota Orchestra
709 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 953-4252

The Player’s Theatre
3501 S Tamiami Trail Suite 1130, Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 365-2494

Van Wezel
777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 263-6799

Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285

Venice Theatres
140 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe 
1012 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Churches & Synagogues

Bradenton Christian Reformed
4208 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 753-6465

Covenant Life Presbyterian of Sarasota 
8490 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 926-4777

First Congregational United Church of Christ 
1031 S Euclid Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 953-7044

First United Methodist Church
104 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 955-0935

Northminster Presbyterian Church
3131 61st St, Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 355-4729

Oneco United Methodist Church
2112 53rd Ave E Apt 4, Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 755-5943

Pine Shores Presbyterian Church 
6135 Beechwood Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 922-1597

St. Andrew United Church of Christ 
6908 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 922-7595

St. Thomas More 
2506 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 923-1691

Temple Emanu-El
151 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 371-2788

Unity Church 
3023 Proctor Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 955-3301

Senior Centers 

Alderman Oaks Retirement Residence 
727 Hudson Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 955-9099

Sarasota Bay Club 
1301 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-7667

Senior Friendship Centers
1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 955-2122

Community Venues & Libraries

Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
(941) 907-0202

Meadows Community Center 
3350 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL 34235
(941) 377-2300

Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
2801 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 861-1110

Selby Public Library 
1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 861-1100

USF- Selby Auditorium 
8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

Medical Offices 

Hearing Spa - Sarasota
1416 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-4848

Sarasota Memorial Hospital - Auditorium
1700 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 917-9000

Silverstein Institute
1901 Floyd St, Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 366-9222


Caragiulo’s Restaurant
69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 951-0866

Owens Fish Camp
516 Burns Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 951-6936

Whole Foods Market
1451 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 316-4700

Resources and Citations:

An article about the SRQ Airport getting hearing loop technology:

An article about the installation of hearing loops in Sarasota County libraries.

Hearing Loss Association of Sarasota Flyer:

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Dr. Victoria L. Moore
Lead Audiologist
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Dr. Victoria Moore (Vicky) serves as President as well as Lead Audiologist at The Hearing Spa. She moved to the USA from England in 1991 and has been serving the communities of Sarasota and Bradenton for over 20 years. Her independent audiology practice focuses on adult hearing loss, tinnitus management, as well as Cochlear Implant services.


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