Stepping Into a New World of Hearing Loss

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STEPPING INTO A NEW WORLD OF
HEARING LOSS
Esther Kelly
HEARING LOSS RESOURCE SPECIALIST
[email protected]
214 521-0407
3115 Crestview Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
Funded by – Texas D.A.R.S – Office for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
NORMAL, Healthy Hair Cells
 Located in the
cochlea
 In the inner ear
 Do not regenerate
 Once damaged,
never return to
normal
Seen with an Electron Microscope
Picture from www.christopherushomeschool.org/silence_is_golden.htm
DAMAGED Hair Cells
 Once damaged,
never return to
normal function
 Medication
and/or surgery
will not “fix” this
damage
 SENSORINEURAL
Picture from www.christopherushomeschool.org/silence_is_golden.htm
STEP 1 - UNIQUE NEEDS
• Hearing Aids
• Cochlear
Implants
• FM Systems
• CART
• ASL
STEP 2 - UNIQUE CHALLENGES
• High School –Career
Choices
Communication
Choices
• College
Where to go
Funding
Communication
options ASL-CART-FM
STEP 3 – GOALS & DREAMS
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Identify Dreams
Identify Talents
Identify Goals
Identify Options to
reach your
potential
STEP 4 – UNIQUE SOLUTIONS TO
SUCCEED
• RESOURCES
DARS
TUITION WAIVER
OTHER FUNDING
• TECHNOLOGY
Technology & Tools
LISTENING
TECHNOLOGY
The telecoil, a
small copper
wire is located
inside the
hearing aid.
A telecoil can
make a dramatic
difference in
your ability to
hear clearly and
understand
dialogue.
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TELECOILS…
Why are manual telecoils so important?
• Allows accessibility to work phones,
FM/loop systems (for work- meetings,
teachers with hearing loss and many other
settings).
• Without manual tcoils, aids are limited to only the
current programs on the hearing aids (limiting use
of other assistive technology later on)
FM Systems
• Dual microphone
• More control of
feature selections
• Omni and directional
microphones
Photo courtesy of BeyondHearingAids.com
Office Phones …New Ideas!
Try telephone adaptor from Radio Shack :
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Comfort Contego – plus Radio Shack adaptor
 Part # 43-1237
Attached to Office Digital Phone Lines
Pocketalker
Serene DT-100
DirecTalk Hands-free Personal Listener
Hearing Hotspot
Counter Loup
Clipboard Loop
 Allows for additional microphone to be added
Also Portable InfoLoop – for countertops or small meetings
Photos courtesy of http://www.tecear.com
Technology Worth Talking About
Stethoscope OptionsStethoscope Use with BTE Hearing Aids
Some behind the ear hearing aid models have direct audio input or silhouette capabilities that allow for direct
interface with stethoscopes that have output jacks such as the Cardionics E-Scope II. Users of DAI cords
and silhouettes should work closely with an audiologist, as the quality of the sound output from the hearing
aid may be inadequate to properly diagnose heart/lung sounds. Headphones can also be placed over BTE
hearing aids.
Photo courtesy of BeyondHearingAids.com
Technology Worth Talking About
Stethoscope OptionsStethoscope Use with CIC/ITE Hearing Aids
Stethoscopes can be used with completely in the canal (CIC) and in the ear (ITE) hearing aids by
interfacing through headphones. Custom made special ear molds are also an option. Stethomate ear tips
can also be used, they replace the hard plastic ear tips found on most stethoscopes.
Quattro Blue Tooth Kit
ClearSounds® CS-CLA7v2
Professional Office Neckloop Systems
Multi-Line VoIP
Office Phone
Plantronics M22
Headset Base
Microphone
CLA7v2 Neckloop
30dB Adjustable
Volume Control
$249.95
M22 Quick
Connect Cable –
Sold Separately.
Quattro 4.0 Kit
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Includes neck loop, and hub that can be attached to any work multi-line phone.
Can be paired with Cell Phones, TV’s, Computers with Bluetooth, and other
Bluetooth devices
Office Phones continued -
Univox 2A+ Chair /Desktop Loop
Alerting
Technology
Serene Cell Phone Loud
Ringer/Flasher and Vibrate
Gentex Smoke Detector
Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Visual Signaling Appliance
Nutone LA204WH
Wireless Doorbell and Receiver signals a ring at the
doorbell
Vibrating
Alarm Clocks
Ameriphone Big Time
Alarm Clock
Serene VA3
Sonic Ring Elite
Telephone Signaler
Krown RA 05
Amplified Ringer
with Strobe
Serene DB-100
ReNew Hearing Aid Dryer and Freshener
General
Telephone
Technology
STAP
Specialized Telephone Assistance
Program
Free telephones for people with difficulty
using a telephone.
Serene CL-60A
Amplified Talking
Caller ID Cordless
Phone with Amplified &
Slow-play Answering
Machine
Serene HD-40S
HD Speech Amplified Telephone
Geemarc
Ampli600
Remote Controlled Emergency
Response Telephone
ClearSounds CSC600ER
Amplifying Emergency Connect Speakerphone
Jitterbug
Resources
Phone Communication Options
Web-CapTel Now Available
www.hamiltoncaptel.com
www.sprintcaptel.com
Hamilton CapTel Apps for
Smartphones
Hamilton CapTel for
Smartphones allows you
to read captions of
what's being said to you
during phone
conversations as you
listen and talk with
people on the go! Similar
to captions on a
television, word-for-word
transcriptions of what's
said are displayed on
your smartphone.
https://www.captioncall.com
www.captionfish.com
OC - Open Captioned - The movie's text is superimposed over the screen images.
RW - Rear Window® Captioned - A transparent acrylic panel attached to your seat reflects the captions so
that they appear superimposed on the screen.
USL - USL Closed Captioned System (CCS)® - The CCS is designed to enhance the hearing impaired cinema
patron\'s movie-going experience. A single infrared emitter broadcasts closed caption text and two
channels of audio into an auditorium which can be picked up by either a display that can be flexibly
positioned in front of you or special eyewear.
CV - CaptiView® Closed Captioning - The CaptiView system consists of a small OLED display on a bendable
support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high
contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron
with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.
ST - Subtitled - Textual versions of the dialogue are displayed in English on the bottom of the screen.
Phone Communication Options
Web-CapTel Now Available
www.hamiltoncaptel.com
www.sprintcaptel.com
Hamilton CapTel Apps for
Smartphones
Hamilton CapTel for
Smartphones allows you
to read captions of
what's being said to you
during phone
conversations as you
listen and talk with
people on the go! Similar
to captions on a
television, word-for-word
transcriptions of what's
said are displayed on
your smartphone.
https://www.captioncall.com
www.captionfish.com
OC - Open Captioned - The movie's text is superimposed over the screen images.
RW - Rear Window® Captioned - A transparent acrylic panel attached to your seat reflects the captions so
that they appear superimposed on the screen.
USL - USL Closed Captioned System (CCS)® - The CCS is designed to enhance the hearing impaired cinema
patron\'s movie-going experience. A single infrared emitter broadcasts closed caption text and two
channels of audio into an auditorium which can be picked up by either a display that can be flexibly
positioned in front of you or special eyewear.
CV - CaptiView® Closed Captioning - The CaptiView system consists of a small OLED display on a bendable
support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high
contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron
with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.
ST - Subtitled - Textual versions of the dialogue are displayed in English on the bottom of the screen.
CAPTIVIEW Caption Device
For Movie Theaters
SONY ENTERTAINMENT ACCESS GLASSES
Outfitted with small projectors on each
side, these glasses display green text
captions, directly onto the glasses.
Users are able to change the brightness
of the captions, the size, and the angle at
which they appear, in order to get the
best view possible.
An audio jack is also attached that can
transmit assistive audio, or an auditory
description of the screen, for the visually
impaired.
The glasses also support 3D capability, to
eliminate the need for a second pair of
glasses for 3D feature films.
CART: Communication Access Real-time Translation
•Communication service for persons with hearing loss provided by
a specially trained realtime court reporter.
•Persons who are late-deafened, hard of hearing or deaf
and have not learned sign language
•CART reporters write the spoken word.
• CART is used in classrooms, medical settings, churches,
the work place and for meetings.
•The Americans with Disability Act includes CART in its definition as an
“auxiliary aid”. This means one has the same rights to CART as they
would to a sign language interpreter or Assistive Listening device.
TEXAS COURT REPORTERS ASSOCIATION
PO Box 40429
Austin, Texas 78704-0429
512 462-3650
Some Technology
Venders
Teltex, Inc.
404 E. 13th Ave
N. Kansas City, MO 64116
1 888-515-8120
Harris Communications
15155 Technology Drive
Eden Prairie, NM 55344
1 800-825-6758
Hearing Systems Inc
16103 W. Little York, Suite F
Houston, TX 77084
1 877 855-8916
LS&S Products
PO Box 673
Northbrook, IL 60065
1 800-468-4789
Hitec
8160 Madison Ave
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
1 800 288-8303
1 800-288-8303
Information & Resources
INFORMATION WEB SITES AND CONTACT FOR HEARING LOSS HELP
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Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly SHHH)
www.hearingloss.org
Association of Late-Deafened Adults
www.alda.org
American Tinnitus Association
www.ata.org
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, inc
www.AGBell.org
League for the Hard of Hearing
www.lhh.org
American Academy of Audiology – (find Audiologist in your area)
www.Audiology.org
American Speech, Language, Hearing Assn. (ASHA
www.asha.org
Hearing Health Magazine (Deafness Research Foundation)
www.drf.org
Free loaner DVDs on speech read and sign language tapes email at [email protected]
Thank You!
Questions?
Esther Kelly
Hearing Loss Resource Specialist
3115 Crestview Drive
Dallas, Texas 75235
214-521-0407 (V/TTY)
[email protected]
[email protected]

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