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Coping with Hearing Loss

Coping with Hearing Loss Coping with hearing loss is a lot more than just getting hearing aids. Unfortunately the folks who sell us hearing aids too often forget that, and people can have hearing loss for 20 years or more and never learn about the other components to a good program to deal with hearing loss. Here are some thoughts ...

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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 purchases. Doctor creates affordable hearing ...

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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 get a job. Whether because ...

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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 has released a report which ...

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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 deafened, and oral deaf people ...

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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 to situations that the normally ...

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