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Equipment Cost

Equipment Cost One of the real issues facing people with hearing loss is the expense of acquiring and maintaining equipment that helps them minimize the impact of their hearing loss. For many people, the most expensive equipment is their hearing aids. If you’re a small business and would like to improve accessibility for either customers or employees, the Disabled Access ...

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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 world is generally due to ...

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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 Americans with a hearing loss, ...

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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 resulting discouragement can pervade other ...

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Summary

Access Board Serves People with Hearing Loss In March, 2000, SHHH distributed the following notice urging people to contact the Access Board with their access issues. This article is a wonderful summary of important access issues for people with hearing loss. Our thanks to SHHH and USA-L News for this information. For Access Board contact information, please visit the Access ...

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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 and Fend Off Dementia June ...

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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 deal with them. Here’s hoping ...

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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 world is generally due to ...

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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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