• Hearing loss and facts

    Hearing loss is a severe health condition that is affecting a lot of people. It is estimated that about 20% of people in the United States of America are suffering from this condition. There are many factors that cause loss of hearing and one of them is age. At the age of 65, statistics have

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  • Hearing Loss and Children

    Hearing Loss and Children One of the questions that we often hear from parents with hearing loss is, “How does my hearing loss affect my children?” Parents tend to be concerned that their children may not have a “normal” life because of their hearing loss. Fortunately, there are lots of resources available to help us

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  • Hearing loss service agencies ignore hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf

    Hearing loss service agencies ignore hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf A Response to Alice Hagemeyer’s Open Letter by Nancy Kingsley Dear Alice, Thank you for sharing your views regarding the job announcement for GLAD (sic) posted by Robyn Tenensap, secretary of the Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), California Board.

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  • How to Establish an Assistive Listening Device Center for People with Hearing Loss

    How to Establish an Assistive Listening Device Center for People with Hearing Loss Rocky Stone Hearing Device Exhibit Presentation Editor: The folks at the Redwood City, CA SHHH-Peninsula group decided that their region needed a center where people could try out various types of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) to determine what worked for them. They

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  • “Hear the World” to Help People with Hearing Loss

    “Hear the World” to Help People with Hearing Loss Editor: “Hear the World”, a foundation established by Phonak, will be supporting charitable organizations and projects focused on helping people with hearing loss. You can visit them at http://www.hear-the-world.com Tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra have joined Phonak, a leading manufacturer of

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  • Aural Rehabilitation for People with Hearing Loss

    Aural Rehabilitation for People with Hearing Loss Aural Rehabilitation services include a wide variety of things that help people cope with hearing loss. In most other situations in which a person loses some important function, rehabilitation is included as a standard part of treatment. Can you imagine, for example, having knee replacement surgery without having

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  • Walt Disney World Pioneers Wireless Captioning Device

    Walt Disney World Pioneers Wireless Captioning Device Editor: How can an organization provide captioning for people who are following a tour guide around an exhibit? Or how about a convenient and unobtrusive way to provide captioning for a movie? Walt Disney World recently debuted a device that may have both capabilities – and more! Here

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  • SHHH Exhibit Hall

    SHHH Exhibit Hall The SHHH Conference exhibit hall was packed with vendors offering the latest in hearing loss technology. Cheryl Heppner of NVRC wrote up her visit in four detailed articles, which appear below. Part Three Part Four SHHH Exhibit Hall – Part 1 I spent five hours today in the Exhibit Hall at the

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  • Catching up to the Future: Charting Your Own Courses

    Catching up to the Future: Charting Your Own Courses Editor: This TDI workshop was presented by Dr. Gregg Vanderheiden of the Trace Center at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He discusses two “futuristic” ideas about how a person might interface with various devices. It’s sometimes hard to predict how fast a certain new technology

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  • Telecommunications Primer for Folks with Hearing Loss

    Telecommunications Primer for Folks with Hearing Loss By Marjie Page Editor: This article was actually a reply to a question someone asked on one of the hearing loss lists, and I thought that information this good has to be shared! So I asked Marjie’s permission, and she graciously agreed. Those who can attend an ALDA

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  • I Can SEE What You Hear

    I Can SEE What You Hear A WSD Workshop This Western Symposium on Deafness (WSD) workshop provided a nice overview of the various technologies that are provide communications access for people with hearing loss. The three main discussion areas were Classroom Access, Communication Technologies, and Signaling Devices. The workshop was presented by Pat Billies and

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  • High-tech gadgets help deaf hear well

    High-tech gadgets help deaf hear well By Linda Knapp Editor: Here’s a great discussion in layman’s terms of the “high tech gadgets” that help people with hearing loss. This article first appeared in the Seattle Times. Thanks to Linda Knapp for her kind permission for us to share it with you. A year ago, I

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