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Walgreens to Sell Phone for People with Hearing Loss

Walgreens to Sell Phone for People with Hearing Loss Editor: Here’s another indication that hearing loss is going mainstream! Walgreens has begun selling a phone for folks with hearing loss. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Season’s Greetings Easier with Clarity’s W1000 Telephone calls to distant family and loved ones are a part of the holiday season tradition, but for millions who suffer from a ...

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Lipread-able Phones Could Help Millions

Lipread-able Phones Could Help Millions August 2004 Editor: This is the second time we’ve seen a story about a lipread-able phone. The one from a couple of years ago seems to have come to naught. This particular technology is being tested by RNID, the largest British charity for people with hearing loss, and the technology does look promising. Now I ...

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Hooked on Phones

Hooked on Phones by Cindy Shapiro Editor: Looking for a little guidance in the purchase of a phone? If so, this article by Cindy Shapiro (tutorlm@hotmail.com) may be just what you’re looking for. Cindy Shapiro, M.A., M.S., is a certified teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, an SHHH activist (leader of the Northern Light SHHH Chapter in Traverse ...

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T-Switch and Telephone by Ron Vickery

T-Switch and Telephone by Ron Vickery Editor: One of the email lists I read recently had a very interesting discussion on T-Coils and the telephone. Ron Vickery ( Ron.Vickery@usa.net) made some particularly interesting points, so I asked him for permission to share them with you. He graciously agreed, so here are excerpts from his comments. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. All corded phones ...

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Digital vs. Analog Phone Systems

Digital vs. Analog Phone Systems November 2002 Editor: As digital technology continues to displace analog technology, problems can arise that may not have been foreseen. Here’s an article from NVRC News that warns of potential problems with digital phone systems. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A fact sheet released by the Hearing Speech & Deafness Center in Seattle, WA describes how digital phone technology ...

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Chinese Create New Vibration-Enhanced Telephone

Chinese Create New Vibration-Enhanced Telephone Editor: Here’s an interesting new product from China. It’s a telephone that outputs physical vibrations that represent the sound, in addition to the normal acoustic output. The idea is that the vibrations are conducted through the bone to the inner ear, where they are processed into sound. (BTW, bone conduction is a “normal” method of ...

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Telecomm Shopping for the Millennium

Telecomm Shopping for the Millennium Regular readers know that I’m trying hard to keep up with all the technical developments related to hearing loss. For that reason I was gratified to see an ALDACON workshop entitled “Telecom Shopping for the Millennium”. Patti Bannier of Hamilton Relay did a great job of explaining many of the intricacies related to telephone systems ...

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VoIP

VoIP Here’s a term that you may have never seen before – or may have just recently started to notice: “VoIP” or “VOIP”. It stands for “Voice over Internet Protocol”, and it refers to the process of sending telephone calls over the internet. That may not sound like a big deal, but it is! We currently have a huge analog ...

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Cell Phones

Cell Phones These days, it seems that everyone is using a cell phone. You see people using them in their cars, in restaurants, walking down the street, etc. Do any of these people have hearing loss? Below are links to several articles regarding compatibility between mobile phones and hearing aids or CIs. For additional information, please see the Mobile Phone ...

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HOH-LD-News, a weekly email newsletter for people with hearing loss

HOH-LD-News, a weekly email newsletter for people with hearing loss Click here for the current issue! Are you interested in current issues that affect hard of hearing,  late deafened, and oral deaf persons? Are you a hard of hearing,  late deafened, and oral deaf person who thinks that neither hearing persons nor Culturally Deaf persons accept you or are concerned ...

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