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Employment Tips For People with Hearing Loss – Part One

Employment Tips For People with Hearing Loss – Part One Editor: Anyone who’s read our newsletter for any length of time is familiar with Cheryl Heppner and her wonderful organization, NVRC. They recently held a workshop focusing on what employers are looking for in today’s market. Here’s Cheryl’s write-up. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A full house came to NVRC to hear what employers ...

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SHHH Research Symposium

SHHH Research Symposium Dr. Richard Melia, Associate Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) introduced the Research Symposium and provided some background information on his organization. The NIDRR is an applied research organization, which means that it is trying to do research that directly affects the lives of people with disabilities. [Editor: This is in contrast ...

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Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing Loss in the Workplace This workshop was presented by Mary M. Clark, Teresa Blankmeyer, and Patricia Miskemin. Mary began by noting that there are 15 million people with hearing loss in the workplace today, and that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide them with reasonable accommodations. The first step in getting an accommodation is to ...

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Attitude is Everything: Job Search Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Attitude is Everything: Job Search Tips for People with Hearing Loss Editor: Those of you who spend some time on the Internet probably know about a company called HireDeaf.com (www.hiredeaf.com), which promotes employment for people with hearing loss. James Kittell of HireDeaf.com has written a great article on attitude, and has generously allowed us to share it with you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...

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8 Ways for Hard of Hearing People to Survive Holiday Parties

8 Ways for Hard of Hearing People to Survive Holiday Parties Editor: You’ve met Randy Collins (randy.collins@NAU.EDU) on these pages a couple of times in the past. Here are his suggestions for surviving holiday parties. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 2002 1. Take boxes of megaphones and ask everyone to use them. 2. Stuff ...

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Tips for Hard of Hearing People in the Workplace

Tips for Hard of Hearing People in the Workplace by Cheryl Heppner Editor: Here’s another article that tells you how much better your life will be if you take charge of your hearing loss. The article is Cheryl Heppner’s report on Beth Wilson’s workshop at the SHHH Convention. Read on for some great tips on how to improve your workplace ...

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Employment Success for People with Hearing Loss

Employment Success for People with Hearing Loss Editor: The HLWork list recently had a very interesting discussion regarding the movement of jobs offshore and how that affects people with hearing loss. Rick Sinclair (sna@sympatico.ca) of Sinclair, Nicholson and Associates (SNA) provided some valuable insights on how a person with hearing loss can succeed in the workplace. BTW, Rick consults throughout ...

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Federal Jobs for Disabled Drop

Federal Jobs for Disabled Drop Editor: The Federal Government is a great place for people with disabilities to work, right? They really try to hire people with disabilities and provide appropriate accommodations, right? I think it used to be that way, but a recent study by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that the Federal Government actually employs fewer ...

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Hearing Loss Issue at Work

Hearing Loss Issue at Work Editor: Several years ago I started an email list to discuss workplace issues related to hearing loss. Exchanges are a bit sporadic, but we have had many wonderful discussions on employment issues. (To join the group, send an email to: HLWork-subscribe@yahoogroups.com) Here are two emails from a recent exchange. Shirley (Blondieeng@aol.com) describes a recent situation ...

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DOR Approves Law School as Employment Goal

DOR Approves Law School as Employment Goal Editor: Have you ever dealt with your state’s Department of Rehabilitation? If so, did you find them friendly and helpful? Did they seem to have your best interests at heart? Here’s an article about a rehabilitation program that approved law school as an employment goal. As always, your feedback on information in these ...

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