Quota offers program for deaf and hard-of-hearing

RACINE — The rate of change in technology in the hearing assistance industry is accelerating all the time, according to Richard Phalen, executive director of the Center for Communication, Hearing & Deafness, based in West Allis (www.cchdwi.org).Advancements such as Bluetooth (short-range wireless interconnection) technology and touch-screen caption phones offer people with hearing loss more options… Read More Quota offers program for deaf and hard-of-hearing

Michigan developing regulations to govern difficult area of deaf and hard-of-hearing interpreter services

New regulations are coming in Michigan that govern the way in which hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies and other medical businesses offer interpreter services to the deaf and hard of hearing.And the proposed regulations — covering video remote conferencing, minimum educational requirements, credentials, testing standards, continuing education, and license suspension and revocation — appear to be… Read More Michigan developing regulations to govern difficult area of deaf and hard-of-hearing interpreter services

SmartVP Now Available for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals in Pennsylvania

Deaf individuals across Pennsylvania now have access to a free, innovative new videophone that provides almost life-like video conversations through the television Deaf individuals throughout Pennsylvania now have access to SmartVP—a new, innovative videophone unveiled with a limited release in April by Purple Communications, Inc. SmartVP combines the latest in technology on an intuitive platform… Read More SmartVP Now Available for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals in Pennsylvania