OTOjOY has partnered with the Independent Living Resource Center and the Hearing Loss Association of America, Santa Barbara Chapter. Together, they received a grant and created the public awareness campaign “Let’s Loop Santa Barbara” to educate the public, local venues, and hearing aid dispensers about the technology and its applications.
In 2012, there were no Hearing Loops in Santa Barbara. Within two years, OTOjOY’s efforts have equipped over 40 facilities with hearing loop technology in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. For a full list and map of looped venues visit www.loopsantabarbara.org.
Thomas Kaufmann and Kase Martis are both members of the Hearing Loss Association of America. Thomas also volunteers his time as a board member for Mentorship Works http://www.mentorshipworks.com/ and Kase is a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters http://www.bbbs.org/.