Here is what’s new in our September 2019 Edition: Layperson’s Guide: Communication Aids: Once again, I am going to refer you to our “Swiss army knife” assistive listening device, our cell phones. There are apps that can assist us in communicating. Basically, they provide captions. One can even use the phone’s microphone and a headset/streamer/earbud/etc. as a personal communicatorbut that’s another story. This article will focus on a couple of captioning apps that may be helpful. Please CLICK on this link to read more: Layperson's Guide Guidance Articles: Can this marriage be saved? In her latest post for Ida, writer and hearing healthcare advocate Gael Hannan looks at the ways hearing loss has affected her marriage. She also shares the strategies that have helped her and her "hearing" husband communicate successfully. Please CLICK on this link to read more: Guidance Articles How To Wear BTE Hearing Aids And Glasses: Can you wear (sun) glasses and the common BTE (behind-the-ear) hearing aid model comfortably and without worry? Please CLICK on this link to read more: Guidance Articles My Story: My Hearing Loss Journey: In this podcast, Sophia Lebano talks about her hearing loss journey, from losing sound to gaining it back 10 years later. Please CLICK on the following link: My Story

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How It All Works!: The Telecoil: The Lonely Transducer that Can Be a Big Producer: The telecoil is not exactly the most exciting topic in the world, to most people. I thought that same thing two years ago as well. However, sometimes things that you think are not very exciting turn out to be pretty important, and this is one of those times. Please CLICK on the following link: How It All Works! RogerDirectTM, Improved Bluetooth® Pairing, and More: When Abram Bailey, AuD, visited Phonak HQ in 2018 to preview Marvel, he was expecting Phonak to launch yet another Made-For-iPhone (MFi) hearing aid. Instead, they surprised him by unveiling the world’s first true Bluetooth hearing aidcapable of streaming stereo audio directly to and from any Bluetooth-enabled audio device. This meant there was finally a universal wireless solution for hearing aid users that would work for both iPhone AND Android™. Please CLICK on the following link: How It All Works! Advocacy Help: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Groups and Researchers Call on the FCC to Improve the Quality of Live Captions: The FCC has asked for comments from the public about the petition, and it’s important that they hear from deaf and hard of hearing consumers. If you’ve had experiences with captions for live TV programming that you’re willing to share with the FCC, you can do so online. Please CLICK on the following link: Advocacy Help

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