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Large one story brown brick building with a covered drive-thru entrance, green grass, a black asphalt parking lot.

Project: River Oaks Community Church

Product: ListenRF

The 600-seat River Oaks Community Church, in Goshen, Indiana, recently purchased a ListenRF system with Listen Technologies’ next generation solution to meet both assistive listening and language interpretation needs. iDSP, or Intelligent Digital Signal Processing, revolutionizes the listening experience. The 600-seat church, with 1,200 congregants, decided on the Listen Technologies solution after a free demo of the system.

Already familiar with Listen solutions, Tim Blaum, Technical Director at River Oaks, was quick to see the benefit of the newly introduced assistive listening technology. The following features were deciding factors in the system meeting River Oaks’ needs:

• Ideal solution for both assistive listening and language

• Custom channel programming for assistive listening or language interpretation. River Oaks can program “ALS” for assistive listening and “Spanish” for interpretation making it easy for the congregants to select the channel they need

• Integrated neck/loop lanyard for T-coil hearing aid users, delivering a listening experience comparable to an installed hearing loop

• Li-ion batteries reduce cost of ownership, battery changing hassle and are eco-friendly

While there was some initial question whether or not to spend the money on a new system, once the free demo was tried, the funds were quickly allocated for the project.

The language interpretation capability is popular among churches who want to serve any congregant at any service rather than holding special language only services.

System Components

• LT-800-072 Stationary RF Transmitter (72 MHz)
• LA-326 Universal Rack Mounting Kit
• LA-123 90° Helical Antenna (72 MHz)
• LA-125 Antenna Kit for Rack Mount (72 MHz)
• LR-5200-072 Advanced Intelligent DSP RF Receiver (72 MHz)
• LA-430 Intelligent Ear Phone/Neck Loop Lanyard
• LA-401 Intelligent Ear Speaker
• LA-365 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
• LT-700-072 Portable Display RF Transmitter (72 MHz)
• LA-272 Over-the-Head Microphone w/Earphone
• LA-381 Intelligent 12-Unit Charging Tray


River Oaks Community Church in Indiana holds two Sunday morning services for their 1,200 congregants. Located on serene, park-like grounds, they are known for their friendly atmosphere and coffee made with beans from local roasters. Established in March, 1999, the church moved from his first location at Forsyth Country Day School to its current location on Lewisville-Clemmons Road in February 2006.