Hearing Loss in America, How Serious Are We About Accessibility?
Why are closed captioning services a big deal? Maybe you don’t know anyone with a significant hearing deficit. Or do you? According to the National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million people) aged 18 and over report some hearing difficulty. About two percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss, increasing to 8.5% for adults from 55 to 64, 25% for adults aged 65 to 74, and 50% for American adults aged 75 and older. In addition, the NIDCD estimates that approximately 15% of Americans (26 million people) between the ages of 20 and 69 have high-frequency hearing loss due to exposure to noise at work or during leisure activities.A Brief History of Closed Captioning
Closed captioning and subtitles has been part of accessible media in the since 1972 and has played a large role in the development of disability rights as well as civil rights in the United States. Created initially for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing, it has been implemented on a large scale since that time across television programming via video captioning and now on the Internet with YouTube closed captioning. The primary benefit of closed captioning services is to provide a convenient visual interpretation through text or symbol of televised audio content including speech, music and sound effects.Helping The Hearing Impaired: Handy Tips for Teachers to Liaise With Students With Hearing Loss
As much as it is important and inevitable, education and learning can be exceptionally challenging for the kids who are dealing with hearing impairment or hearing loss. Luckily, they have teachers as their guardians at school just like they have parents at home to care for them.How To Stop My Ears From Ringing – The Nuisance Of Tinnitus And A Simple Solution
Many people suffer from the constant nagging ear ringing known as tinnitus. There is a unique, easy, and very effective solution to heal tinnitus and it begins and ends simply by… listening!Hearing Loss State Spotlight – Iowa
The causes of hearing loss in Iowans may surprise you, however. people in Iowa often joke that we have two seasons – winter, and construction / farming / pothole repair. That second season is wreaking havoc on our hearing. Let’s go over some of the occupations that contribute most to hearing loss in Iowa.