Assistive Listening

Assistive Listening Systems (ALSs) are sometimes called Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs). Essentially they are amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear. They separate the sounds, particularly speech, that a person wants to hear from background noise. They improve what is known as the “speech to noise ratio”. The Handicapped and Disabled Citizens Commission has acquired the following assistive listening systems:

  • A permanent system for City Council Chambers at Woburn City Hall.
  • Two portable systems for use at various meetings throughout the City of Woburn, such as the
  • Library, public schools, City Council Committee room and other meeting rooms at City Hall.
  • A permanent system for the auditorium/cafeteria at the Woburn Senior Center.
  • A portable system for use in the meeting rooms at the Woburn Senior Center.

If you are hearing impared or find it difficult to hear the speakers a public meeting, please ask for the use of a headset at the meeting. You will be required to sign out the headset prior to use and return it at the conclusion of the meeting attended.

If you have any questions regarding the Assistive Listening Systems, please contact Human Resources and ADA Director for the City of Woburn:

Shawna Healey | 781-897-5955 or Commission on Disability voicemail: 781-897-5893