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7 Well Known People Who Have Experienced Hearing Loss

7 Well Known People Who Have Experienced Hearing Loss

People who have experienced hearing loss from birth or from childhood illnesses, or impairment related to aging, include individuals from all walks of life. Here are a few well-known public figures who have experienced hearing loss.

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Communication Solutions for Deaf-Blind South-Dakotans

Communication Solutions for Deaf-Blind South-Dakotans

Navigating communication with friends and family as a deaf or hard-of-hearing person can be tricky – add blindness or poor eyesight, and the task will likely require special equipment.

Luckily there are tools available for South Dakotans who are deaf-blind – it’s just a matter of requesting them.

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What Causes Hearing Loss?

What Causes Hearing Loss?

A variety of factors can contribute to hearing loss, some of which are more prevalent than others. When it comes to prevention and precaution, knowledge of these causes can go a long way. Here are some of the triggers that can cause damage or rupture.

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5 Tips for Talking to Friends and Family

5 Tips for Talking to Friends and Family

It can be tough to deal with the onset of hearing loss alone – so make sure you pass along the right knowledge to your friends and family so you have ample support. Once you’ve been seen by an audiologist or otolaryngologist, try on the following tips for size to maximize conversations with those around you.

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Coming Soon: Relay South Dakota Upcoming Events

Coming Soon: Relay South Dakota Upcoming Events

Relay South Dakota has a lot going on in the first quarter of the year – there will be ample opportunities to come visit the team at a variety of events in February and March.

Here are a few of them:

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Simple Steps for Effective Communication

Simple Steps for Effective Communication

Communication between those with and without hearing loss can get tricky. The key to making a successful connection is educating and advising hearing people on the best ways to talk to you to prevent frustration on either party’s part. Here are a few steps you can take to make having conversations with hearing people easier:

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9 Travel Tips for Those With Hearing Loss

9 Travel Tips for Those With Hearing Loss

Traveling with hearing impairment can be challenging, but there are tips and tricks available to make your experience on the go run more smoothly. Try these on for size:

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Technology and You: 4 Relay Services Available

Technology and You: 4 Relay Services Available

Utilizing Relay South Dakota’s free technology services can help connect you with your loved ones in ways you’ve never imagined. Through relay services, you can contact people around the world any day or time of the year by dialing the toll-free number, 711. Here are how some of the options work.

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Meet the Relay South Dakota Outreach & Education Team!

Meet the Relay South Dakota Outreach & Education Team!
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Sprint Relay Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Sprint Relay Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Relay SD selected Sprint Relay as its provider of choice last summer following a robust RFP process. Sprint Relay, the nation’s largest Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) provider, brings years of experience to this exciting partnership as it celebrates 25 years of service in 2015. 

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