Auditory functional diversity

"Straight Language for the Deaf" document image

Fitzgerald's seminal work 'Straight Language for the Deaf: A System of Instruction for Deaf Children' was published in 1926 and was widely influential in the field of deaf education. Because the "Fitzgerald Key" gave additional visual support to those who had not heard language construction, it allowed students to correct their own grammar and syntax mistakes. At one time, her system was so widely used that three-quarters of the schools in the United States teaching those with hearing difficulties used it. Her book had been through nine editions by 1962.

1st International Congress on Writing and Deafness illustration

Welcome to the First International Congress on Writing and Deafness (ICWD) held by the University of Cadiz.

The Universisty of Cadiz is delighted to host this first Congress in order to shed as much light as possible on the teaching of and research into sign language with regard to the development of writing and communication skills.

ASHA logo

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 186,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids.

Harris Communications' logo

Harris Communications, Inc. was established as a mail order catalog company in 1982 by Dr. Robert Harris. Dr. Harris is a member of the deaf community and began as a local distributor of assistive devices for the deaf in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Since that time, the customer base has expanded to the national and international level, selling direct to customers and through resellers to individuals who are deaf, have some level of hearing loss, or are interested in sign language.

Loop America's icon

In December 2010, Terry Krutz became the new proprietor of the Loop America. The business continues its effort to facilitate the nationwide initiative to foster induction hearing loop systems installation.

Hearing loop icon

Audio induction loop systems, also called audio-frequency induction loops (AFILs) or hearing loops, are an assistive listening technology for individuals with reduced ranges of hearing.

Source: Wikipedia

CLS-1 front view image

Univox CLS-1 is a compact yet powerful loop amplifier for wireless listening through your hearing aid. CLS-1 is developed for maximum power, versatility and ease of use and is equipped with Univox automatic gain control (Dual Action AGC) for a smooth sound experience. The thumb wheel volume control with digits for easily memorized setting of the right field strength level along with bass and treble controls secures pure sound quality. The metal case and effective cooling ensures long lasting problem free use.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders website image

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

Source: Corporate website

Induction loop device icon

Devices for receiving or transmitting information using electromagnetic waves in induction loop systems; Included are, e.g., audio-frequency and carrier-frequency induction loop systems and induction loop receivers.
Source: EASTIN

DeafGadgets - In this time of smartphones, wonderful open-source platforms such as Android and with such tools as Growl at our disposal, I think it’s time to kick deaf tech up a notch.
Continues on the original news


Subscribe to Auditory functional diversity