First Responder Communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens
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Posted on January 29, 2016 in Advocacy, Tips for Communication, Topic of Interest | Short Link

Deaf and Hard of hearing persons and first responders such as police officers and emergency medical personnel often have great difficulty in communicating on their first encounter. This may be a time of high stress for everyone. Learn more about how to safely communicate in a video borrowed on permission from a workgroup in Spokane, Washington.

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Advanced Directive Care
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Posted on November 16, 2015 in Physical Health, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

1003 Advance Care Planning is the process of making decisions now for what you would want in the future if you get sick. Dr. Julie Childers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center discusses this topic in the following health segment which is available in English and American Sign Language.

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What is Trauma?
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1825 Learn how bad events can change your life. Find help for yourself if such a trauma has happened to you.

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What is Hands and Voices Guide By Your Side
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Posted on April 2, 2015 in Helpful Info, Parenting, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

Hands & Voices Guide By Your Sideā„¢ of Pennsylvania (GBYS) is dedicated to directly supporting families and their infants and toddlers who are newly identified with hearing loss by offering them the opportunity to talk to or meet face-to-face with a Parent Guide.

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Looking for a Counselor or Psychiatrist?
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Posted on January 11, 2015 in Helpful Info, Providers, Topic of Interest | Short Link

1775This attached pamphlet lists counselors and psychiatrists that have experience working with individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing. These counselors and psychiatrists practice in Pittsburgh and surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania.

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Pursue a Rewarding Career: Work with Deaf people
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Posted on November 23, 2014 in Careers, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

1756 If you can learn sign language or if you are familiar with assistive devices or audiology you may want to consider becoming a counselor to work with people who Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing as a career choice. Various programs exist to pursue such interests at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Value Behavioral Health of PA
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1484 Value Behavioral Health is a managed care insurance company in Western Pennsylvania. VBH-Pa covers sign language interpreters for its members. If you need assistance accessing services if you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, it is always a good idea to contact your insurance provider through the member services number listed on the back of your insurance card.

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Serving People Who are Deaf in Hospitals
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serving-health-in-hospitalsLearn how to make your hospital more accessible for Deaf people. If you are Deaf or Hard of hearing, learn where to turn to advocate if your communication needs are not being met in the hospital setting. Two health patients share their hospital experiences.

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Communication Preference / Accommodation Card
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Posted on July 2, 2014 in Health Education, Topic of Interest | Short Link

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Print your own Communication Preference / Accommodation Card to Use in Emergencies or when you visit the Doctor’s Office

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Phones and Hearing Loss
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This article outlines important things to consider about telecommunication for individuals who are Hard of Hearing.

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