Better cinema experience for hearing-impaired in Daylesford

Dr Geoffrey Blainey awarded the Daylesford Community Theatre a grant of $4600 at the Deafness Foundation 2014 grants ceremony in Melbourne recently.

The money is to assist with the installation of a hearing loop at the Rex cinema in Daylesford.

This loop will assist those with hearing aids to have a much better cinema experience.

The loops carry audio-frequency currents which allow the sound source to be transmitted to the hearing-impaired listener directly via their hearing aid by the flick of a switch.

The sound received is clear and free of other distracting noise.

DCT president Linda Carroll acknowledged the work of the previous committee.

"We are only a small committee with a big task ahead of us with one main goal and that is to provide the locals with a cinema that we can all be proud of."