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Sign Language Around the World
Outside of the deaf and hard of hearing community, few people realize just how many types of sign language exist around the world. While the exact number of unique sign languages remains unknown, there are hundreds of distinct languages used by deaf and hard of hearing individuals the world over.
There are far more types of sign language than we could ever include in a single blog post, but read on to learn about some of the most common types of sign language in the world today.Read more
5 Steps to Managing Severe Hearing Loss
Hearing loss happens because of losses of or damage to cilia, the tiny hairs located in your inner ear. Because these hairs can’t be regenerated, it is important to note that any treatment for hearing loss will likely not restore your original levels of hearing ability.
6 Classroom Tips for Hard-of-Hearing Students
Schools are full of noise, from the hallways, to the cafeteria, to the classrooms. But when it comes to hard-of-hearing students, teachers should consider a few methods for making the classroom environment ideal for listening and communicating.
Summer 2016: Relay South Dakota Upcoming Events
Relay South Dakota has a lot going in the summer of 2016 – there will be opportunities to come meet our team and learn about our services in August and September.
6 Tips for Protecting Your Hearing This Summer
Summer is the season for outdoor activities and getting out of dodge – but many of these frequent events can bring some undue noise and ear pressure to your hearing.
Look out for the following six scenarios in which your hearing might be at risk and may require extra caution and care through protective plugs and muffs.
4 Important Things to Know About Age Related Hearing Loss
One of the truest facts in life is that getting older is impossible to avoid. And when it comes to your hearing, age can also bring on some loss of ability that is oftentimes unavoidable.
Keep in mind the following important things when it comes to identifying and treating age-related hearing loss.
How to Combat Farming Hearing Loss
In South Dakota, it’s a foregone conclusion that most people will be exposed to agriculture and farming in some capacity, whether it’s a friend or family member who owns, operates or works on or near a farm.
But with farming comes a lot of potential for hearing damage. Keep the following tips in mind to combat farming-related hearing loss.
10 Common Myths About Lip-Reading
When it comes to communicating through hearing loss, one of the best tools at your disposal is learning to lip-read. In the right lighting and with your conversation partner’s face in view, it can be an effective strategy.
There are, however, a lot of assumptions people might make about lip-reading that are false – take a look at these myths.
Relay SD Sponsors SD Association of the Deaf 50th Anniversary
Relay South Dakota in partnership with Sprint Relay sponsors the upcoming 50th Anniversary of South Dakota Association ofthe Deaf!