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People with Hearing Loss Suffer Housing Discrimination

People with Hearing Loss Suffer Housing Discrimination Editor: We know that people with hearing loss suffer discrimination in a variety of situations, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen information about discrimination in housing. Here’s the report from the Equal Rights Center. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 2012 A report released today by the Equal Rights Center (ERC) found that ...

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Movie Theaters to Provide Neck Loops for People with Hearing Loss

Movie Theaters to Provide Neck Loops for People with Hearing Loss By John Waldo August 2012 As many of you know, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Arizona Center for Disability Law recently entered into a settlement with Cinemark movie theaters under which Cinemark agreed to provide assistive listening neck loops that are compatible with the telecoils in hearing ...

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The Benefits of Deafness

The Benefits of Deafness By Cheryl Heppner Editor: Deafness has benefits, you say? It may be a tough concept for some, but the thoughts of the folks in the ALDAcon panel may change your mind. This has been a bad year for us, conference-wise. Thanks to Cheryl for her usual great job of sharing what goes on at these wonderful ...

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Disaster Preparedness Tips for Hard of Hearing People

Disaster Preparedness Tips for Hard of Hearing People By Cheryl Heppner Editor: Are you prepared for a disaster in your area? Have you thought about the special requirements for people with hearing loss? Here’s Cheryl Heppner’s report on Mary Clark’s Disaster Preparedness Workshop from the Omaha SHHH Convention. ~~~~ Mary is a member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) for ...

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‘Protection & Advocacy’ Supports People with Hearing Loss

‘Protection & Advocacy’ Supports People with Hearing Loss October 2004 The San Diego ALDA group recently had the pleasure of a presentation by Val Vera, a Legal Advocate for Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (P&A). P&A is a national public interest, not-for-profit organization with four offices in California – Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Diego. P&A is a federally mandated ...

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A Silent Disability: The Effect of Hiding your Hearing Loss

A Silent Disability: The Effect of Hiding your Hearing Loss Editor: Know someone who’s hiding his hearing loss? Or withdrawing because it’s just too difficult to understand what people are saying? Or maybe you know a family member or friend who just doesn’t “get it”. Here’s a wonderful article that does a great job of revealing some important aspects of ...

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Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants Not Allowed

Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants Not Allowed! Editor: I’ve been around long enough that I don’t shock easily. But this letter regarding the banning of hearing aids and cochlear implants at the Deaf Golf Championships really threw me for a loop – until I realized that it must be a hoax! So I checked it out and was astonished to ...

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