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Williams Sound Pocket Talker

The Pocketalker® Ultra System amplifies sounds closest to the listener while reducing background noise. Ideal for one-on-one conversation, small-group and television listening, or conversing in the car.  Use with or without hearing aids.  Simply plug in your earpiece, position the microphone near the preferred sound, adjust volume to your comfort – and start listening. The […]

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Crisis Hotline for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Crisis Text Line is a lifeline that can benefit people with hearing loss. It gives access to free, 24/7 crisis care for those who are not able to use traditional crisis hotlines. To use the Crisis Text Line:  Text “START” to 741-741. It is free, open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and is confidential. […]

FM Systems in the Classroom

Children who are experiencing hearing loss may struggle with being able to hear properly in the classroom. This can hinder their education and cause them to lag behind because they cannot understand what the teacher is telling them. An FM system is an assistive listening device that makes it easier for people with hearing loss […]

 
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