Aids for the Hearing Impaired


FREE PHONE For Seniors with hearing loss

Having Trouble Hearing On The Phone?     Get your FREE Caption Phone!    Nothing to Pay For . . . Ever!

-        Listen to and see what the other person is saying so you never miss a word of your phone conversations.

-        Captions are provided free-of charge to the user via ClearCaptions (FCC Certified).

-        Installation, Training and Customer Support Included at No Cost

        Learn how you can qualify for a no cost caption telephone.  Your local ClearCaptions Representative, Kathleen Cesario, will be on hand to explain this Federal program that provides Captioned Telephone Service to anyone who has any level of hearing loss. 

        No income qualifications.

        Landline Phone & Internet Required for Proper Operation

Call today to set up an appointment: Kathleen Cesario    267-769-2872

                        

Hearing Aid Recycling

{C}{C}The journey from donation to the hearing mission field is an absolute labor of love.

Starkey Hearing Foundation has provided more hearing help to people in the United States than to any other country. Hear Now is our application-based program that provides hearing help to low-income Americans. Each person we help is fit with new, top-of-the-line digital hearing aids that are customized to their hearing loss.

If you or someone you know is struggling with hearing loss and unable to afford hearing aids, call 800.328.8602 or hearnow@starkeyfoundation.org, and a Hear Now representative will be in touch with you shortly. 



Donate Your Hearing Devices

Follow these simple steps to donate your hearing devices and change someone’s life today.

1. Place the hearing aid in a crush-proof box, old pill bottle or other secure package.

2. Register and insure the package, if possible, to ensure the receipt of your donated device.

3. Mail to:
Starkey
Hearing Foundation
ATTN: Hearing Aid Recycling
6700 Washington Avenue South

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

For more information, contact us at: recycling@starkeyfoundation.org
(866) 354-3254


Sign Language Interpreter for English.

Lois Steele can be contacted at lsteele@kennett.net  or call 1-302-543-6291.

If you are interested in a hearing dog contact:  www.pawsforsilence.org


Check the  Classifieds Listing ("REEP Classifieds").


You are invited to see the new video on the website, www.DeafCANpa.org, in which 5 different individuals who are deaf-blind describe their hopes for our new SSP service, Support Service Providers, in 8 area counties.



Introducing Braille CART Captioning for deaf blind individuals!

Introducing Braille CART Captioning for deaf blind individuals!

              Some of you may have heard of CART

Captioning for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  CART is an acronym for Computer Assisted Real-time Translation.  The service provides a text version of everything that is being said at a meeting, event or class so that the deaf individual can interact with everyone around them as close to real-time as possible.  The "as close to real-time" is in actuality 1 to 2 seconds.  This allows the person to ask questions, offer opinions, present ideas etc. at the same time as everyone else in the room.  The service is performed by a certified CART Captioner who can be onsite with the individual or they can be connected remotely over the internet.


         CART service is for people who can read the text off of a computer screen. 

But what about individuals that are deaf and blind?


T
wo years ago we were approached with this same question.  We had a blind student taking classes at a university who was slowly losing their hearing to a point that they no longer could keep up with their class work.  The disabilities coordinator at the university asked us what could we do for this student so they could continue their education and graduate on time.


After much discussion and experimentation we discovered a way to take the output that is generated from the CART Captioning service and get a screen reader to "read" it and output that text to a Braille machine.  Now the student reads the Braille CART Captioning off of their Braille machine and is able to interact in class with all the other students just as before.


            It's not just for education!  The onsite version of this service can be done anywhere! (At your job, at the doctor's office, at your niece's graduation.)

Anywhere you need to know exactly what is being said around you, we can
provide the service.


            Remote service is not available as yet.  But we are working on it!

For more information or to schedule a demo, send us an email to cart@karasch.com.

We look forward to learning where you might want to use this service so that we can continue to improve and expand it.


Fred Gasser
Technical Manager
Karasch & Associates

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