Using CART for Communication Access Ann Liming, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a word-for-word speech-to-text translation of all spoken words and environmental sounds. It benefits people who are hard of hearing, late deafened or oral deaf. The CART captioner uses a steno machine (like those used by court reporters in […]
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A Television Listening Option – The Serene TV SoundBox Ann Liming, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist There are many devices on the market for people with hearing loss that make understanding the TV easier and more enjoyable. Some devices use headphones or neckloops or both, while others utilize a stethoscope type ear plug. Some broadcast directly […]
The Mighty TeleCoil by Ann Liming, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist A telecoil, also referred to as a t-coil or telephone coil, is a small copper coil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant (CI). In the presence of other magnetic sources a magnetic field is created which induces an electric current in the coil. When […]
By Ann Liming, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist Those of us who wear hearing aids know the importance of hearing aid batteries to the functioning of our aids. Without battery power we simply are not able to hear through our hearing aids. We often take batteries for granted until we hear the annoying beeping sound in […]
Hearing Aid Care in the Winter by Liz Kobylak, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist Winter in Michigan brings challenges. For people who wear hearing aids this is a time of year to take extra precautions in order to keep hearing aids working well and prevent damage to or even possible loss of the instruments. The change […]
Hearing Loss Association of America Michigan State Association 2016 Annual Meeting Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:00 am-3:30 pm State of Michigan Historical Museum and Library 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48915 Featured Speaker: Juliette Sterkens, Au.D. Make A Difference: Advocating for Hearing Access In Your Community! Learn about programs and resources for Hard of […]
Applications are being accepted for the HLAA- Michigan State Association’s Board of Trustees! You do not need to be in a local Chapter but you do need to be a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America organization. The Board meets 3 times a year. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2016. Elections are April […]
A scholarship is available to attend the HLAA National Convention 2016 which will be held in Washington DC, June 23-26, 2016 . Lodging is at the host hotel, Washington Hilton. Deadline to apply is January 1, 2016. Don’t miss out! SCHOLARSHIP: HLAA-MI will cover the early bird registration which includes the Friday night off-site event, […]
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This information is also on the main web site under the advocacy tab. For more information: See eclectablog: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Champions Medicare Coverage for Hearings at http://www.eclectablog.com/2015/07/congresswoman-debbie-dingell-champions-medicare-coverage-for-hearing-aids.html Be sure to read this document as well: The Case for Expanding Medicare Hearing Loss: The Economic, Social and Medical Factors Impacting Healthy Aging. http://www.ncpssmfoundation.org/Portals/0/case-for-expanding-medicare.pdf.