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TSA Launches TSA Cares

Jan 17 2012

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the launch of TSA Cares December 22, 2011, a new helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport. Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.

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Adult Cochlear Implant Users Needed for Study on Benefits of Post-Implantation Training

Jan 12 2012

Washington DC/ Maryland/Virginia Residents Only 
 
What is the Study’s Purpose?

This study is looking at the effectiveness of training for adults who have received cochlear implants. We would like to determine whether a special training program can help cochlear implant users improve their understanding of speech and communication in daily life. 

Closed Captioning Now Available for Live Television Onboard Continental Airlines

Dec 14 2011

Press release from PRNewswire - LiveTV, 11/30/11

LiveTV is proud to announce that, for the first time in the history of inflight entertainment, closed captioning is now available for live television content onboard an aircraft. This system enhancement is a major step forward in delivering the excitement of inflight entertainment to those passengers with hearing loss and continues to drive toward LiveTV's goal of a fully realized "At Home in the Air" experience for each of its end-users.

One in Five Americans Age 12 and Older Experiences Hearing Loss Severe Enough to Hinder Communication

Nov 16 2011

Nearly one in five Americans age 12 and older experience hearing loss severe enough to interfere with day-to-day communication.

The new research, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, examined data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys, or NHNES, which has collected health information from thousands of Americans since 1971. The researchers looked specifically at people age 12 and older -- men and women of all races -- whose hearing had been tested during NHANES exams.

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