Captioning and Computer Assisted Real Time Transcription (CART)

Posted on June 30th, 2009, in AdvocacyTips for Communication

Have you ever watched a television show or been at a seminar and you just missed some of the words? Hard of hearing individuals often mishear information on a daily basis. Don’t you wish there was a way to support hearing in noisy environments so that you didn’t miss the message – or the comedic […]


Newly Diagnosed Infants and Babies with Hearing Loss

Posted on June 17th, 2009, in Helpful Info

Support Group for Newly Diagnosed infants and babies with hearing loss July 21, 9:30 – 11:30: Baby & Parent Group. An education and support group for parents and their infants with hearing loss. DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, 6202 Alder Street, Pittsburgh 15206. Contact or call 412-924-1012.


ADA Business Brief: Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings

Posted on May 22nd, 2009, in Providers

People who are Deaf or hard of hearing use a variety of ways to communicate. Some rely on sign language interpreters or assistive listening devices: some rely primarily on written messages. Some people can speak but cannot hear. Effective communication is particularly critical in health care settings where miscommunication may lead to misdiagnosis and improper […]


Communication and your Health

Posted on May 14th, 2009, in Accomodation CardTips for CommunicationTopic of Interest

Persons with hearing loss often have difficulty conveying and receiving important health related information. A new Pittsburgh based website offers information about timely health and mental health topics, communication tips, local resources, supports and related health links for Deaf, Deaf-blind and hard of hearing people.


Hearing Aids and Assistive Devices

Posted on April 12th, 2009, in Health EducationPhysical HealthProviders

Living your life with a hearing loss can create special challenges. When a hearing loss is detected, an audiologist may recommend the use of hearing aids. Correctly adjusted hearing aids can help many people. You should be aware that there is an adjustment period which may be a month or two, for the ears and […]


Hearing Aids and Assistive Technology for Children

Posted on April 6th, 2009, in Physical HealthProviders

What if my insurance does not cover hearing aids or assistive technology for my child? There is a federal law that requires Pennsylvania to pay for all medically necessary health care for children under 21 that is not covered by another insurance. Part of the services required for children includes seeking out and screening children […]


For Deaf people: Are you feeling alone at home?

Posted on February 3rd, 2009, in Social Programs

Are you feeling alone at home? No communication at home? Do you want meet old or new friends? Come and join Deaf social events and also check out the calendar events on the website. Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf Clubhouse – Social/activities. TTY/VP: 412-566-7778 Western Pennsylvania Deaf Senior Citizen (WPDSC) – Senior Citizen Deaf Club. […]


A deaf employee adapts to a hearing world and workplace

Posted on January 27th, 2009, in Employment Needs

by Josh Jones, Bank of New York Mellon IT Diversity Council Original article published on BNY Mellon intranet website, October 29, 2008 When I was young, I was growing up differently, but I didn’t realize just how “different” I was. In appearance, I looked “normal” and acted normally, but the difference was that I was […]


Hearing Loss Association of America Meeting

Posted on January 25th, 2009, in Classes/Support Groups

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has a Pittsburgh chapter (Hearing Loss Association of Pittsburgh) with meetings held at DePaul School for Hearing and Speech in Shadyside on the third Saturday of each month except June (Chapter Picnic), July, August and December (Chapter Holiday Party). At the meetings, which start at 10AM, the first 30 […]


Site Feedback Survey

Posted on December 2nd, 2008, in Survey

Greetings, We are building a web site to offer accessible health information to all persons who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard-of-Hearing, as well as health care providers. It will be filled with information on physical health, behavioral health, communication, and advocacy issues—provided in both English & ASL. But we need your help. Tell us what you […]


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