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Hearing Impaired

Personal Sound Amplification Products Can Help Seniors Hear Better

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.05.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are dozens of "personal sound amplification products" (PSAPs) that can help people hear better at a lower cost than most hearing aids, which can run up to $3,000 each. Here's a breakdown of some of the different PSAPs that can help.

The Benefits of an All-IP World

Mike Montgomery | Posted 04.22.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Improved voice communication is among the many benefits of upgrading our nation's networks to run solely on Internet Protocol.

Seeing Is Believing

Lydia Denworth | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Lydia Denworth

My husband and I tell Alex regularly to go for his dreams. But the power of seeing a string of successful deaf athletes in action has done more to drive that message home than anything we could say.

Mandela Interpretation Debacle Could Happen in U.S.

Louis Provenzano | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Obama's message was clear for millions of people around the world who could understand English. But what about the hearing impaired? Inexplicably, the person who was hired to perform sign language for Obama was unable to carry out the duties of a qualified interpreter.

Deaf Comic Will Make You Rethink Funny

HooplaHa | Posted 04.23.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

Some are blessed with ease when it comes to public speaking. They can enter a room and grab the attention of everyone. They can give a speech and have...

Teen Wows Google With Brilliant Cancer Diagnosis App

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.26.2012 | Technology

Have you ever helped the hard-of-hearing listen to music? Or built a computer program to diagnose breast cancer? These kids have. The five teenage...

WATCH: Sensory Gloves Turn Sign Language Into Automated Speech

Posted 07.18.2012 | Small Business

Will the hearing soon be able to understand the deaf — without knowing sign language? If the EnableTalk project is marketed, then they very well ...

Education Amplified

William Bloodworth | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
William Bloodworth

We need amplification in all classrooms for all students. Not hearing everything may be the cause of what appears to be boredom, listlessness, stupidity, or incomprehension.

Theater: Hear This Loud and Clear -- Tribes One of Year's Best

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Nina Raine's new drama Tribes is unquestionably one of the best plays of the year. Even its flaws feel like the flaws of an ambitious young playwright bursting with talent and something to say. It's the sort of talent that makes you listen very carefully.

'NY Ink' Customer Opens Up About Hearing Implant

Posted 02.28.2012 | TV

Working in a tattoo parlor can be a lot like working as a bartender or a hair stylist. When people are in that chair, they tend to open up about their...

Deaf Man Sues Adams County Over Arrest

Posted 11.28.2011 | Denver

Timothy Siaki, a deaf Colorado man, is suing Adams County for detaining him in jail for 25 days without providing a sign-language interpreter before e...

Educator Dedicates Her Life to Supporting the Visually Impaired

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.30.2011 | Impact

This post is part of our month-long series featuring Greatest Women of the Day, in recognition of Women's History Month. To nominate a Greatest Woman...

Obstacle Illusions: A Conversation with Author Stephen J. Hopson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mike Ragogna

Born profoundly deaf, and a risk-taker, Stephen J. Hopson has managed to accomplish a lot in his life so far, including publishing a new book, Obstacle Illusions: Transforming Adversity Into Success. How did he do it?

Fatima, 4-Year-Old Deaf Iraqi Girl, Given The Ability To Hear In India (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though her parents had initially lost all hope, a deaf Iraqi girl has been granted the ability to hear thanks to a team of tireless Indian doctors, th...

Great Gadgets For Seniors (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Good Morning America presented a special segment on "easy to use" gadgets and gizmos geared toward people over sixty years old. The video (below) ...

New YouTube Auto Captioning Aids Search, Usability, and the Hearing Impaired (video)

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daisy Whitney

The automatic captioning feature has far-reaching implications for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, international users, and publishers who seek increase search optimization.