What would your choice be re a sound system in a small church concerning the issues stated in the choices below: No sound system as only the harder of hearing are having trouble. Encourage them to use hearing aids. Get a sound system and crank it up, encouraging those not hard of hearing to use protection against the noise level. Get a sound system with ear phones for the hearing impaired, and keep it cranked down for everyone else. Obviously with a small church cost is going to be a consideration.