When shoppers check out at Wegmans in Hunt Valley, they can choose self-scan, express or wheelchair-accessible lanes. Recently, they've been offered another option. In two designated "looped" aisles, concealed technology can erase background noise and make it easier for customers with hearing loss to converse with store clerks and others.
Hearing Loops: Already at Some Wegman's Supermarkets, and Headed for More
Wegman's Food Markets, a supermarket chain with 88 stores in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, has installed hearing loops in 16 of its stores. Their goal is to have loops installed in all stores by the end the year. They currently have at least one store in each state equipped, and the hearing loops are at the pharmacy counters, customer service desks, and designated checkout lanes.