The Justice Department published a technical assistance documents to assist the public in understanding how the ADA applies to their unique circumstances. "Effective Communication" provides guidance on the 2010 regulations provisions relating to communicating effectively with people who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities. Both are part of the Department's "ADA Requirements" publication series.
Researchers have found a new way to help people with hearing loss by removing background noise from the sounds transmitted by hearing aids.
Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise.