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NYPD Tests Video Conferencing to Serve Hard of Hearing Communities

If you’re living with hearing loss, then you’ve had a taste of just how isolating it is when you can’t hear. For the deaf and hard of hearing community in New York city, having difficulty communicating is a daily struggle. Have you ever visited a foreign city where no one speaks your language? Since most New Yorkers don’t know American …

Supporting A Loved One with Hearing Loss in a Nursing Home

Supporting A Loved One with Hearing Loss in a Nursing Home

If someone you care about has moved into a nursing home recently, it’s a good time to reach out and offer support through a time that can be a difficult transition.  Helping your loved one manage their hearing loss can be crucial to establishing a positive quality of life in their new residence. You can follow all of the advice …

Know Your Rights: Advocating for Hard of Hearing Job Applicants

Know Your Rights: Advocating for Hard of Hearing Job Applicants

In July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George Bush. The law was designed to reach between 14 million to 43 million people, prohibiting discrimination against Americans with physical and mental disabilities in areas such as transportation, public accommodations, and employment. The National Council on Disability writes that “people with disabilities are an …

- Rideshare App Improves Services for Hard of Hearing Drivers

Rideshare App Improves Services for Hard of Hearing Drivers

“Making the world a better place” is the common mission among Silicon Valley developers, a rallying cry so popular that it is parodied in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley. Though it may seem a broad gesture, the reality is, many new apps have begun to make services more accessible to a larger number of people. Such is the case with …

Making Art Out of Hearing Loss

Making Art Out of Hearing Loss

The late, great writer James Baldwin once said: “One writes out of one thing only – one’s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is …

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

It’s back-to-school season again and across the country over 16 million students are headed off to college. Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and decades of education and advocacy around disability issues, higher education is better able to accommodate students with hearing loss than ever before. Going to college with hearing loss still entails making some special preparation, …

How Spin Class May Harm Your Hearing

How Spin Class May Harm Your Hearing

What does a ready-to-go gym bag look like to you? Spandex: check. Sneakers: check. Water bottle: check. Earplugs: wait, what? Recent research out of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary reported that those motivation-inducing tunes pouring out of your workout studio’s speakers may be doing real damage to your auditory health. And it’s ironic, but certainly not surprising, that the most …

What are the Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss?

What are the Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss?

While hearing loss is most common among older Americans (one in three people age 65 and older and 50% of people age 75 and older), it could affect anyone at any age. Though it hearing loss is the third most common medical condition, it is estimated that people wait an average of seven years before they decide to seek treatment. …

Visor Card for People with Hearing Loss

Visor Card for People with Hearing Loss

There are many situations a person with hearing loss faces in a day that requires them to disclose their hearing loss. At first, each situation is a unique challenge because the question of how much to disclose and when has to be made on a case by case basis. There are some situations, however, when it is clear that upfront …