The Most Difficult Time of the Year

By Alison Freeman, Ph.D. Hearing loss is an ever-present stress requiring continual adjustment for each person, place or situation experienced on any given day. Add to that, the stress of...By Alison Freeman, Ph.D. Hearing loss is an ever-present stress requiring continual adjustment for each person, place or situation experienced on any given day. Add to that, the stress of the holidays – including family dynamics, lofty expectations, and added social pressures – and you have a perfect storm for stress, anxiety, and avoidance. More … Read More >

Hearing Loss Communication Tips for the Holidays

By John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager The holidays are a time for family members and friends to celebrate traditions, catch up, and enjoy each other’s company. Throughout the celebrations,...By John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager The holidays are a time for family members and friends to celebrate traditions, catch up, and enjoy each other’s company. Throughout the celebrations, it’s essential to create environments and opportunities that are comfortable and supportive for you or your guests with hearing loss, so that everyone can participate … Read More >

Creating a Hearing Loss-Friendly Workspace at Home

By John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager The opportunity to work from home has become more commonplace as businesses strive to keep employees engaged. For employees with hearing loss, there...By John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager The opportunity to work from home has become more commonplace as businesses strive to keep employees engaged. For employees with hearing loss, there are some critical factors to setting up a home workspace that can help you stay focused, connected, and productive. Manage background noise Excess background noise … Read More >

Why Clear Masks?

Since moving to Florida, a little more than a year ago, my plan was to enjoy retirement from nursing and being away from the cold weather of Wisconsin. Our daughter/son-in-law...Since moving to Florida, a little more than a year ago, my plan was to enjoy retirement from nursing and being away from the cold weather of Wisconsin. Our daughter/son-in-law live here and that too was a motivator to come on down to enjoy the tropics and sunshine. All well and good, I was busy … Read More >

HLAA National Virtual Meeting: June 6

Please join a captioned virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. See how much fun we had last time. The...Please join a captioned virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. See how much fun we had last time. The captioned Zoom meeting will include a presentation from our speakers plus ample time for questions and conversation. Topic: Advocacy & Impact: Effective Communication in Health … Read More >

Video Conferencing Platforms Feature Matrix

*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts Read More >

Remote Workplace Communications Access: Recommendations for Employers During Times of Expanded Telework

*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts Read More >

Accessible Remote Work Meetings for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Employees

*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts Read More >

Communications & Medical Access in the Hospital During Disasters: Temporary Recommendations for Hospitals and Medical Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

*developed with a consensus by deaf and hard of hearing Consumer Groups, deaf healthcare providers and other subject matter experts Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind Americans who seek medical...*developed with a consensus by deaf and hard of hearing Consumer Groups, deaf healthcare providers and other subject matter experts Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind Americans who seek medical treatment amid the COVID-19 crisis and medical professionals serving them may encounter significant barriers to communication. We estimate that up to approximately 650,0001 Americans who … Read More >

How Do I Communicate with Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at the Hospital During COVID-19?

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how will you be able to talk to doctors, nurses and others at the hospital? This guide is to help you get ready for your hospital...During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how will you be able to talk to doctors, nurses and others at the hospital? This guide is to help you get ready for your hospital visit.  Going to the hospital will be very different during the pandemic.  In normal times, hospitals must give services that help you understand what is … Read More >