The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate 102 years of hearing health care leadership and place healthy hearing in the spotlight for Better Hearing and Speech Month. View the press release for a link to the video.
There are many different wireless mobile phones available, and some of the wireless mobile phones work better with some hearing aids than others. The FCC has requirements for some, but not all, wireless phones to be hearing aid compatible.
On January 13, 2012, the FCC released a Report and Order adopting rules for closed captioning of video programming delivered using Internet protocol (the “IP closed captioning rules”). These new closed captioning rules were published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2012, and will generally become effective 30 days later, on April 30, 2012.
Rose Rummel-Eury is collecting data to prepare for an article for Publishers Weekly, the magazine devoted to the publishing industry. Ms. Eury works as a typesetting and conversion vendor for publishers. Within the next five years, school systems and publishers will provide more and more content in e-format and will want the content to be interactive. It has been predicted that there will be an increased need for captioning in those ebooks that contain audio and video. Ms. Eury’s article will be written for publishers who need to understand the need for readers with hearing loss to understand audio and video. If you have any questions about this survey, please send an email to Rose Rummel-Eury.
How hearing loops can help
New technology has dramatically improved the quality of hearing aids in the past decade, but some say an old technology could have the most profound impact in the decade to come on millions of people with hearing loss.