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1 STEPPING INTO A NEW WORLD OF HEARING LOSS Esther Kelly HEARING LOSS RESOURCE SPECIALIST Crestview Drive Dallas, TX 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 Communication 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 TECHNOLOG Y

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? Allows accessibility to work phones, FM/loop systems (for work- meetings, teachers with hearing loss and many other settings). b 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 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 Serene DT-100 DirecTalk Hands-free Personal Listener

17 Hearing Hotspot Counter Loup

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

19 Stethoscope Options- Technology Worth Talking About Photo courtesy of BeyondHearingAids.com 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.

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 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 Gentex Smoke Detector Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Visual Signaling Appliance

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

30 Serene VA3 Ameriphone Big Time Alarm Clock Vibrating Alarm Clocks

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

32 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 Serene HD-40S HD Speech Amplified Telephone

37 Geemarc Ampli600 Remote Controlled Emergency Response Telephone

38 ClearSounds CSC600ER Amplifying Emergency Connect Speakerphone

39 Jitterbug

40 Resources

41 Phone Communication Options Web-CapTel Now Availablewww.hamiltoncaptel.comwww.sprintcaptel.com

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 Availablewww.hamiltoncaptel.comwww.sprintcaptel.com

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 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 Austin, Texas CART: Communication Access Real-time Translation

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

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 at

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


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