The Saint John Cathedral is a historical gem in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Built in 1903, the Episcopal cathedral spans a city block in downtown Denver and serves as a capstone for people in the neighborhood. It is well known for its intricate surfaces and stunning stained-glass windows, each of which tell a story about the Word of God, as well as pieces of Denver history, as most were donated by individual local parishioners over a century ago.
Characterized by the traditional architectural elements of cathedrals – high ceilings and stone surfaces – Saint John’s is an amazing place to hear a concert but poses challenges for speech. The new hearing loop system will allow attendees with hearing loss to easily overcome the acoustics of the Cathedral. Two separate systems were installed which encompass the entirety of the parishioner seating in the Cathedral.
The historic nature of the Cathedral required an experienced and careful installation team. Due to the wooden frame of the structure, Assist2Hear was able to use a simplified hearing loop design; however, the installation process required scoring and restoration of both the concrete and wood flooring throughout the space.
The historical Cathedral’s hearing loop installation was big news in Denver! The story was picked up by local media outlets Channel 9News and the Denver Post, issuing the following pieces on the hearing loop installation: