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

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  • So, You’re Moving Out!
    August 25, 2022 Kathy Harrison

    So, You’re Moving Out!

    Tips for Hard of Hearing and Deaf Students Who Are Leaving Home - In addition to purchasing some reliable safety and alerting equipment, contact the Accessibility Office at your university or college to discuss accommodations for communication in the classroom, 
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  • THE TRAVELER’S ITCH & ACCESSIBLE HOTELS
    August 24, 2022 Kathy Harrison

    THE TRAVELER’S ITCH & ACCESSIBLE HOTELS

    There is still a lot of progress to be made to the wide definition of accessibility. Invisible disabilities, in particular, need to be accommodated with equal importance as they are equally prohibiting.
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  • Telecoils, Hearing Loops, & Airports
    July 12, 2022 Rosemary Craig

    Telecoils, Hearing Loops, & Airports

    Hearing/induction loop systems have been installed at airports in central Europe, the Far East, Australia, and the United States. In Canada, however, implementing this technology has been a slow process.

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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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