The Cuba Circulating Library now has four hearing assistance devices available for community members to borrow. Each kit comes with a PockeTalker Ultra as well as a pair of headphones and earbuds. A 12ft extension cable for the microphone is also included in each kit. The PockeTalker is a small device which amplifies sounds closest to the listener while reducing background noise. These devices can be used for one-on-one conversations, small groups, and listening to TV. The devices can be used at the library during meetings or programs. They are also available for you to borrow for one-week intervals. If you have a meeting to attend but often have a hard time hearing, stop by the library to check out a PockeTalker. This is a free service, provided by a 2021 Outreach mini-grant from Southern Tier Library Systems.