Understanding the Art of Lip Reading: 5 Things to Know
Read my lips! You may have heard that phrase when someone wants to hammer home a point, like a mother telling a child, “Read my lips. You're not having any more ice cream.”
While you usually might not think twice when hearing that phrase, for many hard-of-hearing people lip reading can be an invaluable communication skill.
Here are a few things you should understand about lip reading.Read more
5 Common Mistakes Made When Communicating with the Hard of Hearing
Let’s say you’re about to have a conversation with a friend, loved one or even a stranger who has experienced hearing loss of some sort. What are you most apt to do? Do you increase your speaking volume? Do you make assumptions about your conversation partner?
Here are just a few of the most common mistakes people make when speaking with hard-of-hearing individuals.Read more
6 Facts About Sign Language You Didn’t Know
Spoken languages are complex and can take years of practice and immersion to gain fluency. Sign languages, like spoken languages, have grammar rules, rhythms and differ from language to language.
Here are six facts you might not have known about sign language.Read more
6 Tips for Communicating More Effectively Through Hearing Loss
Having a thorough conversation can sometimes be a challenge if you or your conversation partner has experienced hearing loss. Missing out on details or having to repeat statements can make conversations frustrating.
Next time, keep these six tips in mind to help your conversations flow more smoothly.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Living with Hearing Loss: 4 Resources Right Here in South Dakota
One of the perceived downfalls of living in a largely rural state is the lack of access to needed health and wellness services. But this is not the case when it comes to living with hearing loss.
There are a variety of resources at your disposal in South Dakota for dealing with the effects of hearing loss in both children and adults.Read more
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.Read more
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:Read more
Meet the Relay South Dakota Outreach & Education Team!