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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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