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1 STEPPING INTO A NEW WORLD OF HEARING LOSS
Esther Kelly HEARING LOSS RESOURCE SPECIALIST 3115 Crestview Drive Dallas, TX 75235 Funded by – Texas D.A.R.S – Office for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

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3 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

4 DAMAGED Hair Cells Once damaged, never return to normal function
Medication and/or surgery will not “fix” this damage SENSORINEURAL Picture from

5 STEP 1 - UNIQUE NEEDS Hearing Aids Cochlear Implants FM Systems CART
ASL

6 STEP 2 - UNIQUE CHALLENGES
High School –Career Choices Communication Choices College Where to go Funding options ASL-CART-FM

7 STEP 3 – GOALS & DREAMS Identify Dreams Identify Talents
Identify Goals Identify Options to reach your potential

8 STEP 4 – UNIQUE SOLUTIONS TO SUCCEED
RESOURCES DARS TUITION WAIVER OTHER FUNDING TECHNOLOGY

9 Technology & Tools

10 LISTENING TECHNOLOGY

11 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.

12 TELECOILS… Why are manual telecoils so important?
b 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)

13 FM Systems Comfort Contego Dual microphone More control of
feature selections Omni and directional microphones Photo courtesy of BeyondHearingAids.com

14 Office Phones …New Ideas!
Try telephone adaptor from Radio Shack : Comfort Contego – plus Radio Shack adaptor Part # Attached to Office Digital Phone Lines

15 Pocketalker

16 DirecTalk Hands-free Personal Listener
Serene DT-100 DirecTalk Hands-free Personal Listener

17 Hearing Hotspot Counter Loup

18 Clipboard Loop Allows for additional microphone to be added Also Portable InfoLoop – for countertops or small meetings Photos courtesy of

19 Technology Worth Talking About Stethoscope Use with BTE Hearing Aids
Stethoscope Options- Stethoscope 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

20 Technology Worth Talking About
Stethoscope Options- Stethoscope 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. 

21 Quattro Blue Tooth Kit

22 ClearSounds® CS-CLA7v2

23 $249.95 Professional Office Neckloop Systems
Multi-Line VoIP Office Phone Plantronics M22 Headset Base Microphone CLA7v2 Neckloop 30dB Adjustable Volume Control M22 Quick Connect Cable – Sold Separately. $249.95

24 Quattro 4.0 Kit 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

25 Office Phones continued -
Univox 2A+ Chair /Desktop Loop

26 Alerting Technology

27 Serene Cell Phone Loud Ringer/Flasher and Vibrate

28 Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Visual Signaling Appliance
Gentex Smoke Detector Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Visual Signaling Appliance

29 Wireless Doorbell and Receiver signals a ring at the doorbell
Nutone LA204WH Wireless Doorbell and Receiver signals a ring at the doorbell

30 Vibrating Alarm Clocks Ameriphone Big Time Alarm Clock
Serene VA3

31 Krown RA 05 Amplified Ringer Sonic Ring Elite Telephone Signaler
with Strobe Sonic Ring Elite Telephone Signaler

32 ReNew Hearing Aid Dryer and Freshener
Serene DB-100 ReNew Hearing Aid Dryer and Freshener

33 General Telephone Technology

34 STAP Specialized Telephone Assistance Program Free telephones for people with difficulty using a telephone.

35 Serene CL-60A Amplified Talking Caller ID Cordless Phone with Amplified & Slow-play Answering Machine

36 HD Speech Amplified Telephone
Serene HD-40S HD Speech Amplified Telephone

37 Remote Controlled Emergency Response Telephone
Geemarc Ampli600 Remote Controlled Emergency Response Telephone

38 Amplifying Emergency Connect Speakerphone
ClearSounds CSC600ER Amplifying Emergency Connect Speakerphone

39 Jitterbug

40 Resources

41 Phone Communication Options
Web-CapTel Now Available Now any phone can be made to be Captel, if your phone is near a computer. Even cell phones can become Captel capable. I-Phones can become Captel capable w/o being near a PC. Instructions: Simply go to one of the captel websites listed on the slide, register, and begin making calls. It is easy to follow the simple step by step instructions. The hearing party’s words show up on your PC monitor. You can select the background and font color, as well as the sz of the font. People with vision problems can benefit greatly by enlarging the font.

42 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.

43 https://www.captioncall.com

44 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.

45 Phone Communication Options
Web-CapTel Now Available Now any phone can be made to be Captel, if your phone is near a computer. Even cell phones can become Captel capable. I-Phones can become Captel capable w/o being near a PC. Instructions: Simply go to one of the captel websites listed on the slide, register, and begin making calls. It is easy to follow the simple step by step instructions. The hearing party’s words show up on your PC monitor. You can select the background and font color, as well as the sz of the font. People with vision problems can benefit greatly by enlarging the font.

46 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.

47 https://www.captioncall.com

48 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.

49 CAPTIVIEW Caption Device
For Movie Theaters

50 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.

51 TEXAS COURT REPORTERS ASSOCIATION
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

52 Some Technology Venders
Teltex, Inc 404 E. 13th Ave N. Kansas City, MO 64116 Harris Communications 15155 Technology Drive Eden Prairie, NM 55344 Hearing Systems Inc 16103 W. Little York, Suite F Houston, TX 77084 LS&S Products PO Box 673 Northbrook, IL 60065 Hitec 8160 Madison Ave Burr Ridge, IL 60527

53 Information & Resources
INFORMATION WEB SITES AND CONTACT FOR HEARING LOSS HELP Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly SHHH) Association of Late-Deafened Adults American Tinnitus Association Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, inc League for the Hard of Hearing American Academy of Audiology – (find Audiologist in your area) American Speech, Language, Hearing Assn. (ASHA Hearing Health Magazine (Deafness Research Foundation)

54 Free loaner DVDs on speech read and sign language tapes email at avlibrary@dshs.state.tx.us

55 Hearing Loss Resource Specialist
Thank You! Questions? Esther Kelly Hearing Loss Resource Specialist 3115 Crestview Drive Dallas, Texas (V/TTY)


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