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Arizona Statehouse To Be Looped

May 24 2016

The planned looping of the public hearing rooms and galleries in the Arizona statehouse makes it, to the best of Arizona officials’ knowledge, the first statehouse in the nation to make communication access in all such rooms available to those with hearing loss via hearing loop/telecoil technology.

FCC Adopts Real-Time Text Proposed Rulemaking

May 10 2016

On April 28, 2016 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a proposal to utilize real-time text (RTT) to ensure that people with disabilities who rely on text to communicate have accessible and effective telephone access.

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Hearing Aid Prices Under Pressure from Consumer Electronics

May 2 2016
The cost of hearing aids has long been a major issue for those with hearing loss, especially given the lack of coverage by most insurance companies. Hearing aid cost can be a significant deterrent for people who want to seek help for their hearing loss. As a result, the consumer electronics industry has become more involved in this.  We are seeing a variety of lower cost products such as PSAPs (Personal Sound Amplification Devices) frequently coming on the market.