• Diverse identities exist within the hearing loss community

    Diverse identities exist within the hearing loss community One of the really troublesome issues facing hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf persons is establishing their identity. Persons with hearing loss often feel that they are no aren’t really connected to either the hearing world or the deaf world. Their isolation from the hearing

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  • Services

    Services are scarce for hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf people There are about 28 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States, or about 1 in 10 Americans. This is the most common disability in our country, but it receives little attention compared to more visible disabilities. Of the

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  • Family

    Hearing Loss and Family Members Families are one of the most important parts of the lives of many of us. If our family is supportive, it can be an ongoing source of strength and encouragement that extends to all parts of our lives. On the other hand, if our family does not support us, the

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  • Psychological

    Psychology of Hearing Loss It seems pretty obvious that hearing loss has pretty significant psychological effects on people. Fortunately, scientists are finally starting to study these effects on people with hearing loss who are not Culturally Deaf. April 2013 – Bloch Healing Touch Psychotherapy for People with Hearing Loss February 2013 – Straining to Hear

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  • Law Enforcement

    Interaction between People with Hearing Loss and Law Enforcement Officers We sometimes hear horror stories about tragedies involving people with hearing loss and law enforcement officers. In too many situations, a simple misunderstand can result in tragic consequences. Fortunately, more law enforcement organizations are teaching their officers about people with hearing loss and how to

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  • Identity

    Diverse identities exist within the hearing loss community One of the really troublesome issues facing hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf persons is establishing their identity. Persons with hearing loss often feel that they are no aren’t really connected to either the hearing world or the deaf world. Their isolation from the hearing

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  • Hearing Aid Affordability

    Hearing Aid Cost Many people with hearing loss believe that hearing aids are far too expensive, and that audiologists and dealers get a huge markup on them. One potential salvation is the growing trend for health insurance to cover hearing aids. Another idea with growing support is that of a tax credit for hearing aid

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  • Employment

    Hearing loss and employment People with hearing loss may have have difficulty getting and keeping jobs. Those that have employment need communications accommodations to function most effectively. Employer’s efforts to provide accommodation greatly affect the attitudes of people with hearing loss towards their work. It may be extremely difficult for people with hearing loss to

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  • Emergency Planning

    Emergency Planning for People with Hearing Loss There is a growing awareness that people with hearing loss are not adequately considered in systems of emergency planning. We have long been aware that emergency television captioning is often inadequate, but it now seems that the issue is much more pervasive than that! December 2004 – DHHCAN

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  • Oral Communications

    People with hearing loss and oral communication The most important direct effect of hearing loss is increased difficulty with oral communication. This difficulty pervades the life of hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf people, because so much of what we do on a daily basis involves face-to-face communication. Many hard of hearing, late

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  • Access

    Communications access for people with hearing loss People with hearing loss are denied access to a variety of situations because they are denied communications access. This happens all too frequently in entertainment, education, and transportation situations. A common complaint of hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf people is that they are denied access

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