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Helping the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Navigate Assistive Signaling and Amplification Devices

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  • Breaking Down Communication Barriers - Bring on the Tech!
    June 9, 2022 Rosemary Craig

    Breaking Down Communication Barriers - Bring on the Tech!

    As we age, it is normal to experience some hearing loss and it is important to see an audiologist to monitor it. As we honour Seniors’ Week in Alberta, it is important to celebrate how technology makes it possible for seniors with hearing loss to enjoy rich and rewarding lives.

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  • Advocating for Your Communication Needs
    April 26, 2022 Rosemary Craig

    Advocating for Your Communication Needs

    DHA advocates for the human rights of Deaf and hard of hearing Albertans, but the louder voices must come from the Deaf and hard of hearing community when they choose to advocate for their communication needs in every situation.
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  • Inclusive Communication at Family Gatherings
    April 12, 2022 Rosemary Craig

    Inclusive Communication at Family Gatherings

    For family members and guests with hearing loss, social gatherings can be stressful. They can also cause anxiety or animosity for people who are Deaf. If you are hosting a festive gathering this year, you can make the experience more inclusive by being creative and thinking ahead.

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  • Fire Safety for People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    October 29, 2021 Rosemary Craig

    Fire Safety for People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    In fatal, preventable house fires, more than 1/3 of the homes didn’t have a working smoke detector.   When you are Deaf or hard of hearing, depending on a typical smoke or CO alarm is not safe, especially if you are sleeping.  A pillow or bed shaker is an effective device to wake and alert a non-hearing person to a fire emergency.  Some people like the combination of the bed shaker and a bright strobe light to wake them.
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  • An Easy Solution to Provide Inclusive Communication
    October 21, 2021 Rosemary Craig

    An Easy Solution to Provide Inclusive Communication

    A wonderful way to provide access to communication in difficult listening situations and any where information is exchanged. Great for customer service counters, at the ticket office, banks, medical, dental, optometrist office and even at the pharmacy counter.

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  • A Helping Hand to Find Equipment and Resources For The Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    October 14, 2021 Rosemary Craig

    A Helping Hand to Find Equipment and Resources For The Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    It can be difficult to know exactly what to buy and whether it will work.  Shopping online gets tricky when you are choosing assistive equipment from a wide selection. DHA offers free demonstrations of any of the eStore items either in-person (by appointment) at the Calgary office or in an online video session. Closed Captioning and ASL Interpreters are available by request.

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  • Hearing Loss Product Feature: The Pocketalker
    July 29, 2021 Kathy Harrison

    Hearing Loss Product Feature: The Pocketalker

    The Pocket talker works by amplifying and adjusting the speaker’s voice for improved clarity and understanding by a person with hearing loss.  The Pocketalker is not meant to replace hearing aids.  In fact, it is compatible with telecoil-equipped hearing aids.  It is also a great option for people who can’t wear hearing aids.  The Pocketalker is useful for conversations while social distancing, helpful at important appointments, or even for listening to TV or radio.
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  • Hearing Loss + Hearing Aids = A Simpler Life
    July 15, 2021 Kathy Harrison

    Hearing Loss + Hearing Aids = A Simpler Life

    Hearing loss is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions Canadians face. Hearing loss means more than just hearing less – it means difficulties in understanding our world.  Simply increasing the volume is not the right way to help people hear better because......
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