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How To Navigate An Airport When You Have Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

You know the jokes about how many (fill in the blank)s does it take to change a lightbulb? Well I have a new one: How many gate changes does it take to trip up an air traveler with hearing loss? So far the answer is unknown, because I personally survived six gate changes on a recent trip!

Things I've Learned from Hearing Loss

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
McKenna Bulkley

Over the past few years, I've developed significant bilateral hearing loss. We're still not sure why or if it's going to get worse. But during this transition to understanding everyone around me to struggling to piece together context clues and pathetic attempts at lip reading, I have learned a few things.

Deaf People Travel Too

Alexis Ander Kashar | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Alexis Ander Kashar

There are an estimated 48 million deaf and hard of hearing people in America. The number of deaf and hard of hearing individuals and people with other disabilities worldwide is equal to the population of China. This does NOT include the number of friends and family including children who travel with us.

Accessible Internet, Communication, and Technology (ICT) - Bottom-line, Accessibility Benefits Everyone

Debra Ruh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Universal accessibility in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector holds unparalleled promise and opportunity for people with disab...

A Road Map For Those New To Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 04.29.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

Do you know someone who is new to hearing loss? Maybe they haven't yet accepted that they have a hearing loss, or maybe they are just starting to acknowledge it, but don't know what to do first, or second. I know some people like that, myself included, at one point.

ASL Unlocking Communication

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Lydia L. Callis

What is American Sign Language? Is it a culture? Is it an identity? Is it a foreign language? Is it an art form? Is it for Deaf people only? ASL fills...

How a Service Dog Saved My Life

Stuart Sherman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Stuart Sherman

Today, Swanson is my companion who looks to me for direction and who gets excited when she completes tasks. She infuses my heart with gratitude and her energy is contagious.

Woman's Very Clever Tattoo Reminds People She's Deaf In One Ear

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.27.2016 | Good News

A woman came up with an ingenious solution to remind people not to speak into her deaf ear. Imgur user raingoose had a tattoo of a tiny speaker icon w...

What Freshman Year Is Really Like As A Student With Disabilities

Megan Zahneis | Posted 01.05.2016 | College
Megan Zahneis

I have a very rare neurological disorder that renders me unable to feel pain, temperature and touch in the same way most people do. I don't have reflexes and can't regulate my own body temperature. I'm deaf. I also can't do things like tie my own shoes. Did I mention I just moved away from home?

Questions for Audiologists

Tracy Stine | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracy Stine

One would think that there would be deaf and hard-of-hearing clients who use sign language in need of hearing tests, hearing aids, and repairs.

How to Have A Better Conversation With Someone With Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

All of us with hearing loss know how hard it can sometimes be to converse comfortably with our friends and family. We get tired, frustrated and someti...

15 Complaints From a Lip Reader

Tracy Stine | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracy Stine

It's pretty much a guessing game sometimes. If I know the topic, I'm able to follow along a lot easier. Now on to a few complaints and tips from lip readers:

Finally, a Crisis Hotline the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community Can Use

Crisis Text Line | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Crisis Text Line

When Crisis Text Line, the nation's first free, 24/7, nationwide text line, was founded, it was aimed at teens. It makes sense: teens text a lot, they need emotional support, and, oh yeah, they text a lot. Numbers don't lie: the service has processed over 8 million text messages in just over two years.

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Janice S. Lintz

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.

How the Americans With Disabilities Act Helps the Able-Bodied

Alexis Ander Kashar | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Alexis Ander Kashar

Debbie and I had a normal childhood, except that, Debbie was the family's ears and voice. Since the age of four, Debbie interpreted for our parents, translating between spoken English and sign language. Due to the lack of telephone access for the deaf, Debbie often relayed conversations between hearing people and our parents on the telephone before she was old enough to understand what they were saying.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.10.2016 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

Thank You, Donald Trump From People Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing!

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Janice S. Lintz

You needn't worry about my daughter--she learned from this experience not to accept crumbs from those who think that people with disabilities don't deserve the best the world has to offer. So thank you for galvanizing me into helping to change the world for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Internet Opens a Window to the Deaf World

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

While mainstream media still struggles to integrate diversity into programming, the internet offers a vastly different experience. People around the globe, of all backgrounds and abilities, are uploading original new content every day, smashing boring stereotypes and changing the way we view different cultures.

Inclusion for All

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Having interpreters at music venues, fairs or outdoor events may seem like a small detail, but for those who rely on ASL, it can make a huge difference.

Creating Deaf Accessibility in the Workplace

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

What if you didn't get the job because of the color of your eyes? Or because you were too tall? In 2014, this kind of hiring discrimination might sound absurd, but for deaf job candidates it is a difficult reality.

When Will the Oppression Stop?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Communication is especially important in situations which are already traumatic, isolating and stressful. Times of personal crisis are not when we want to be advocating for our basic human rights.

How My Husband's Hearing Loss Has Affected Our Social Life

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Hearing loss doesn't just impact the person whose hearing is diminished. Everyone who loves them and lives with them suffers.

Open Letter to Hospital Compliance Officers: Questions to Ask as Standards Enter Pilot Phase

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Provenzano

New and revised Joint Commission requirements for language and interpretation standards took effect this month on a year-long pilot basis for healthca...