Communication Access & Accommodation Card
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Print your own Communication Preference / Accommodation Card to Use in Emergencies or when you visit the Doctor's Office
Mon, Jan 02 2012
Music Induced Hearing Loss Is Becoming A Big Problem
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Tue, Oct 25 2011
Learn About Hearing Loss
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Hearing Loss Association of America presents information about how to identify hearing loss, possible causes of hearing loss, options for intervention and strategies to improve communication.
Sun, Sep 25 2011
Interactive Voice Response…What is it?
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Interactive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and keypad inputs.
Thu, Jul 14 2011
First Responder Communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing...
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Sun, Jun 12 2011
Biased landlords reject deaf, test finds
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Even if they qualify, impaired lose out
Tue, Apr 12 2011
TRS and VRS
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Relay services allow persons who are hearing to communicate with persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing very easily. Both the 711 and Video Relay Service are extremely user friendly!!
Fri, Jan 21 2011
Dysfluency and Interpreters
Western Pennsylvania Health Information The word dysfluency refers to an individual’s lack of fluency in their preferred language. Psychiatric reasons or neurological reasons are causes of dysfluency within the hearing population. Among persons who are Deaf, there are even more possible reasons for language processing problems. Robyn Dean from the Rochester Deaf Wellness Center presents more information...
Mon, Dec 27 2010
New Court Interpreter Regulations Affect Domestic Violence...
Western Pennsylvania Health Information This article defines new regulations that affect domestic violence proceedings that bear directly on persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing.
Thu, Nov 25 2010
What is Depression?
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Depression is a common condition that many people experience in life. Dr. O'Hearn and Sharon Haynes talk more about depression in the video.
Sun, Oct 31 2010
Mental Illness in the Deaf Community
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Like any group, the deaf community is affected by mental illness. Compared with the mainstream population, however, deaf people often face extra challenges when seeking treatment. NAMI talked with psychologist Robert Pollard, Ph.D. professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester and director of the Deaf Wellness Center, to learn more about the past, present and...
Thu, Oct 14 2010
Let Peace Begin with Me
Western Pennsylvania Health Information The Perspectives section was added to give viewers an opportunity to post opinions, important papers and life perspectives. Articles are subject to review by the HealthBridges editorial committee.
Thu, Aug 19 2010
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Are you or someone you know being hurt by someone you love or by someone you live with? Domestic violence is a hidden but common problem faced by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or hard of hearing. Find out more about it and locate resources in your area to get help.
Fri, Aug 13 2010
Support for Parents
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Most children who are Deaf or hard of hearing are born into families with hearing parents. Therefore parents are often not prepared to deal with the issues and decisions that they must face about their child. Decisions about the best school, language, amplification modality, or peer group for the child can be daunting. Get involved! Join a support group or create o...
Sat, May 15 2010
Serving People Who are Deaf in Hospitals
Western Pennsylvania Health Information This video presents tips and guidelines important when providing services to consumers who are Deaf. Two health consumers share their recent hospital experiences.
Sun, Mar 14 2010
Communication Preference / Accomodation Card
Western Pennsylvania Health Information Print your own Communication Preference / Accomodation Card to Use in Emergencies or when you visit the Doctor's Office
Thu, Jan 28 2010
Alcohol And Your Holidays
Western Pennsylvania Health Information The holiday seasons are a time of community & family gatherings. Drinking or drug use may be a part of many holiday parties. Read below for more information. Please enjoy your celebrations safely.
Thu, Dec 24 2009
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Thu, Nov 19 2009
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