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Sonic Innovations

Sonic Innovations Hearing Aid Technology Reduces Effect of Background Noise January 2002 Editor: I thought that headline might get your attention ;-). Difficulty understanding speech in the presence of background noise is the number one complaint of people with hearing loss. Now Sonic Innovations claims that independent tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of their Personalized Noise Reduction(TM) technology in decreasing ...

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Japan’s Rion Produces Waterproof Hearing Aid

Japan’s Rion Produces Waterproof Hearing Aid November 2001 Editor: bhNEWS’s Bob MacPherson recently wrote about a waterproof hearing aid from Japan. It doesn’t incorporate the digital technology and offers only 60 dB of gain, so it may not be appropriate in all cases. But if you need a hearing aid for a wet environment, it may be just the answer ...

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Oticon

OticonĀ  Oticon Announces Voice-Activated Hearing Aid February 2002 Editor: Suppose you had a hearing aid that was able to recognize speech and treat the speech signal differently from other sounds. Oticon has announced just such a device. Here’s the scoop. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Adapto(TM), the first voice-activated hearing aid that gives priority to human voice over other sounds in the environment, was ...

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Micro-Tech Announces Touchless Telecoil

Micro-Tech Announces Touchless Telecoil May 2001 Micro-Tech recently announced the development of touchless telecoil technology. This new capability automatically activates the telecoil of a hearing aid when the user holds the receiver to her ear. This might be a very nice feature for people who have trouble switching their aids to telecoil and back. The Touchless Telecoil is currently available ...

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Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing Aid Repairs Hearing aids are generally well made and reliable devices. But they’re also subject to some tough conditions, and they do break down. Fortunately, they can generally be fixed, and here are some folks who can do that for you. Hearing Haven

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Handbell Choir Adventures of Musician with Hearing Loss

Handbell Choir Adventures of Musician with Hearing Loss April 2011 Editor: Wendy Cheng, a bilateral cochlear implant user, is a viola student and the founder of the group, Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss (http://www.aamhl.org) . She joined the handbell choir at her Catholic parish six months ago, and wrote the following story.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For those of us who ...

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FCC Implementing “Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010”

FCC Implementing “Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010” March 2011 As part of its ongoing efforts to implement the “Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010” (CVAA), the Federal Communications Commission issued three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs). The CVAA is considered the most significant piece of accessibility legislation since the passage of the Americans ...

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What S. 3304 Will Do For Us – Section-by-Section Summary

What S. 3304 Will Do For Us – Section-by-Section Summary October 2010 Editor: You’ve probably heard about the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act, but do you know what it does? You may know about one or two provisions, but only the most aware among us know the full extent of the provisions. Fortunately the folks at the Coalition ...

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21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Legislation Passes

21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Legislation Passes September 2010 AAPD Applauds U.S. Congress for Passing New Accessibility Law for People with Disabilities The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) commends the U.S. Congress for passage of the “Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.” On September 28, the bill cleared its final legislative hurdle by passing the House ...

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