Let’s Loop Texas…and beyond
We are Kevin and Callie Brown, and founded Southern Star Technology in 2014, soon after Kevin’s mother was stricken with sudden profound hearing loss following an illness. Her need to connect with others who could relate to her hearing loss led her and her husband to attend a “Say What Club” convention in South Carolina for the deaf and hearing-impaired. Along with the usual accessibility options such as caption and sign language interpreters, Hearing Induction Loops were installed in all of the presentation rooms. She realized that this new technology, which allowed her to hear for the first time the clarity of speech through her hearing aid, was life-altering for her, and could be for so many others.
Armed with this knowledge, she flew back to Texas on a mission to spread the word and raise awareness of the unique benefits of hearing loops. That’s when we stepped in to help, but what we found was a lack of installers in Texas and none in the DFW area. We knew firsthand the negative effects that hearing loss can cause, including stress, depression and isolation. This was an opportunity to help Kevin’s mother, but others by increasing community awareness of hearing problems and making this affordable technology available.
Southern Star Hearing Loops was formed for home and commercial installations. We have a mission to make businesses ‘hearing friendly’, from waiting rooms to community centers, to churches, theaters and airports. The possibilities are endless.
To increase awareness, provide information and enlist advocates for installation of hearing loops.
To create an environment in which all persons who are hard of hearing, have an equal opportunity to participate as active, responsible, productive and independent citizens.
Southern Star Technology is a authorized Contacta Inc. dealer and trained installer. We are also a Listen Technologies Level 2 Integrator.