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Dual Party Relay Fund Closed Captioning (PDF)

The South Carolina Dual Party Relay Fund provides Real Time Closed Captioning on the following SC television stations. Please check out the listed times and days.  Read More (PDF)

Newsletters

June 2015 (PDF)

Communicating with Hearing Loss (PDF)

Communication is vital to our everyday lives. We use it to form relationships, to learn, and to manage our way through the world. Living well with hearing loss may mean adapting the way you communicate. Learning successful communication strategies after hearing loss can give you the tools you need to keep relationships healthy and to feel connected to the world. Here are some ideas for communicating successfully with your hearing loss.  Read More (PDF)

Hearing Technology Today (PDF)

Hearing loss can make it difficult to communicate in a satisfying way. Fortunately, advances in digital technology can help lower communication barriers by amplifying sounds to make them clearer and to compensate for frequency-range losses. A qualified audiologist can help you choose the best equipment options to fit your specific needs.  Read More (PDF)

The Ear Remembers (PDF)

Your inner ear remembers sounds even after the sound has ended, according to Dr. Alfred L. Nuttall of the Oregon Hearing Research Center. The sound vibrations are stored in the inner ear as “after-vibrations.” What’s interesting about this finding is that even minor hearing loss can cause a major decrease in after-vibrations.  Read More (PDF)