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Basic Guide to Understanding an Audiogram

BASIC GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AN AUDIOGRAM Liz Kobylak, HLAA-MI Hearing Technology Resource Specialist Those of us who have been diagnosed with hearing loss have probably, at some point, looked with dread at our audiograms which graph our hearing test results.  This graph can be confusing to those just beginning their hearing loss journey.  To understand […]

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Using CART for Communication Access

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

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 […]

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The Mighty TeleCoil

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 […]

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A Thank You from Brian Patrick Jensen

From Brian Patrick Jensen, speaker at the Annual Spring Meeting… Thank you HLAA MI And don’t forget to do your homework! On behalf of Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD), I would like to thank HLAA Michigan State Association for inviting us to present “Perseverance to Triumph” at your Annual Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 18, […]

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