From the January 2011 magazine.

January 2011: Dear Grapevine

Those 'soft' speakers can be heard now.

Hear ye, hear ye!

I have a 95 percent loss of hearing as does the author in, “Speak up!” (September 2010). My hearing aids increase the volume, but distort the words, making them hard to comprehend. I started AA in Florida and most meetings had wireless microphones. However, when I moved to upstate New York, I found no mikes at any meetings. I found a music and sound store and asked them to put together something for this need. Those old-timers and “soft speakers” can be heard now. My wife of 58 years is confined to a chair and I can’t do much service anymore. Now the mike is my service!

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