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Cory Schaeffer at CASI Part Two: ADA Awareness is More Necessary than Ever

The original Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 ensures that disabled individuals are given their rights to employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, telecommunications, and other vital services. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. Revisions were made to Title II and Title II in 2010, and they took effect on March 15, 2012, to match the 2003 International Building Code (IBC).

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Cory Schaeffer at CASI Part One: Do Not Make Assumptions about Living with Hearing Loss

Very recently, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) in California. CASI is devoted to influencing positive change through awareness and proactive adaptation in building access. As one of the Co-Founders of Listen Technologies and a passionate advocate for Assistive Listening, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance, and for people with hearing loss, this was a wonderful opportunity to build awareness. 

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Common Misconceptions about Hearing Loss (Part Two)

Last month I posted the first part of a piece devoted to dispelling some myths about hearing loss. As a continuation of this series, I’d like to discuss more of the common misconceptions associated with hearing loss; however this post will focus on the subject matter from a different perspective. In this post, I hope to go over some of the beliefs we all have associated with developing a hearing loss and why it’s important to treat it, rather than simply ignore it.

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How a loop system works infographic. Audio comes through microphone, through telecoil and hearing aid, and then to end user's ear.

Standard Compliant Hearing Loop Installations to Become Law in America

I am very happy to say that we have recently made our contribution to what will become a big change for loop technology in the USA. Following a programme of advocacy, including written submissions from Ampetronic and Listen Technologies, an important national (ANSI) accessibility standard has been changed. The revised standard means that loop systems must meet clearly defined performance standards, making good performance legally enforceable.

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