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Hearing loss and facts

Hearing loss is a severe health condition that is affecting a lot of people. It is estimated that about 20% of people in the United States of America are suffering from this condition. There are many factors that cause loss of hearing and one of them is age. At the age of 65, statistics have also shown that one in ...

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Hearing Loss and Children

Hearing Loss and Children One of the questions that we often hear from parents with hearing loss is, “How does my hearing loss affect my children?” Parents tend to be concerned that their children may not have a “normal” life because of their hearing loss. Fortunately, there are lots of resources available to help us deal with issues related to ...

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“Hear the World” to Help People with Hearing Loss

“Hear the World” to Help People with Hearing Loss Editor: “Hear the World”, a foundation established by Phonak, will be supporting charitable organizations and projects focused on helping people with hearing loss. You can visit them at http://www.hear-the-world.com Tenor and conductor Pl├ícido Domingo and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra have joined Phonak, a leading manufacturer of innovative hearing systems, to launch ...

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Aural Rehabilitation for People with Hearing Loss

Aural Rehabilitation for People with Hearing Loss Aural Rehabilitation services include a wide variety of things that help people cope with hearing loss. In most other situations in which a person loses some important function, rehabilitation is included as a standard part of treatment. Can you imagine, for example, having knee replacement surgery without having rehabilitation services to help you ...

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Walt Disney World Pioneers Wireless Captioning Device

Walt Disney World Pioneers Wireless Captioning Device Editor: How can an organization provide captioning for people who are following a tour guide around an exhibit? Or how about a convenient and unobtrusive way to provide captioning for a movie? Walt Disney World recently debuted a device that may have both capabilities – and more! Here are portions of their press ...

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SHHH Exhibit Hall

SHHH Exhibit Hall The SHHH Conference exhibit hall was packed with vendors offering the latest in hearing loss technology. Cheryl Heppner of NVRC wrote up her visit in four detailed articles, which appear below. Part Three Part Four SHHH Exhibit Hall – Part 1 I spent five hours today in the Exhibit Hall at the SHHH conference, learning about equipment, ...

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Catching up to the Future: Charting Your Own Courses

Catching up to the Future: Charting Your Own Courses Editor: This TDI workshop was presented by Dr. Gregg Vanderheiden of the Trace Center at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He discusses two “futuristic” ideas about how a person might interface with various devices. It’s sometimes hard to predict how fast a certain new technology will spread. An example is ...

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Telecommunications Primer for Folks with Hearing Loss

Telecommunications Primer for Folks with Hearing Loss By Marjie Page Editor: This article was actually a reply to a question someone asked on one of the hearing loss lists, and I thought that information this good has to be shared! So I asked Marjie’s permission, and she graciously agreed. Those who can attend an ALDA Suncoast meeting can visit with ...

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