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Colourful Ears: Update

You may recall that about two months ago I announced a new (at the time seemingly ridiculous) mini-side-project called Colourful Ears.* The aim of which is to produce an add-on for hearing aids, which would allow for easily switching between designs and for easier decorating by all. 466 more words

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Optimist Club sponsors contest for deaf, hard of hearing

The St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club sponsored a communication contest for the deaf and hard of hearing March 26.The contest was open to any K-12 student from Central Minnesota who has a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more.Participants prepared a 4-5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World.”Charles Hamel of St. 96 more words

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Optimist Club sponsors contest for deaf, hard of hearing

The St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club sponsored a communication contest for the deaf and hard of hearing March 26.The contest was open to any K-12 student from Central Minnesota who has a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more.Participants prepared a 4-5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World.”Charles Hamel of St. 96 more words

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Deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired can now text with 9-1-1

On Monday, the City of Calgary will have a new way for citizens who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired to connect with 9-1-1 services in the Calgary region.Text with 9-1-1, or T9-1-1 will allow DHHSI individuals to communicate with a 9-1-1 operator through text messaging.Prior to the T9-1-1 system, the only way for these individuals to communicate with 9-1-1 was through a Teletypewriter (TTY) system, which was brought into use in the 1960’s.“We are very pleased to be able to launch the Text with 9-1-1 service for the Deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired community. 410 more words

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Loop campaign success at Council

SUFFERING from hearing loss should not exclude you from taking part in normal daily life. Imagine a world where you go to the cinema or the theatre but you can’t hear what’s going on (or you can hear the people on the next row enjoying their popcorn more than you can the words from the sound system!) – that would clearly be unacceptable in the modern age. 586 more words

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Why bother asking?

I have been at the social security office twice in the past two weeks. When there I use a large computer touch screen display (must be fun for the blind!) to enter my information. 406 more words