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Archived Since:February 16, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Don't Punish or Ignore Those Advocating For Their Hearing Needs in Class

I was not there. I can't tell you what happened exactly. But, this is what the student told me:  A high school student's teacher talked to the class for a bit while playing a recording of someone else talking with music in the background. Show More Summary

Question about FM Systems and Hearing Technology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Hello DHH teachers and audiologists. What types of FM or hearing technology do you currently use with students?  For students whose hearing aids that don't work with wireless FM systems or wireless microphones, what do you do? Can their...Show More Summary

Awesome for Hearing Aid Users: Listen Live

How cool is this?! Why didn't my audiologists tell me about this?! I want hearing aids that will do this! Your own personal FM system. Anyone use this before? Is it only for hearing aids made for iPhones? Does it work with any hearing aid with Bluetooth capability? (e

Asking for Help in Class. Why is it So Scary? What Can We Do to Help?

Many of the Middle School and High School Deaf/HH students I work with often don't ask for help or ask questions in their classes. Some attend all general education classes while others attend a mixture of small group classes, classes...Show More Summary

Been Too Long. Sorry.

Sorry guys. I have neglected this blog for too long. I guess I needed the break or I just became incredibly busy and lazy. I am interested in writing again and getting back in interacting with readers and other bloggers. I am still an itinerant teacher of deaf and hard of hearing students. Just doing my thing. Stay Tuned, Elizabeth (e

Awesome Self Advocacy Tool for Students: PowerPoint Presentation

One of the many things I enjoy about my job is collaborating with colleagues. I talked with a Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher about a high school student I work with. I wondered how I could get him to talk to his teachers about his hearing needs and how they can help him in the classroom. Show More Summary

Deaf High School Student Wants to Start ASL Club

A high school freshman student just transferred from another school system to one of the high schools where I serve dhh students as an itinerant or "traveling" deaf/hh teacher. She is profoundly deaf and uses sign language (mixture of English signs and ASL). Show More Summary

Role Models: Deaf and Hard of Hearing STEM Professionals

When discussing successful people who happen to be deaf and hard of hearing, most of my students are familiar with well known professionals in the entertainment business such as Marlee Matlin and Sean Berdy. This is great, but thereShow More Summary

Great App!! Bitsboard

Bitsboard: the best educational app ever! All you need is an iPad or a Tablet. It helps you create individual boards of images or words and you can use them to create all sorts of games and learning activities. It makes tracking student progress a breeze. Show More Summary

Beginning the School Year: Setting Up Technology for Deaf/HH Students

As usual, summer went by quickly. The school year is about to begin! I am trying my best to get ready. I tend to focus on getting technology ready for students and teachers to use within the first weeks of school. The technology usually includes FM systems and listening devices. Show More Summary

Speak up! Spread the Word About Captions!

I am at a conference about educating students with disabilities with an emphasis on using technology. I am really enjoying my time and learning a lot! However, some presenters and developers of software for students and educators to use forget to caption the videos included. Show More Summary

Video: How to Change BTE Hearing Aid Tubes

Great video tutorial on how to change a behind-the-ear hearing tube (generic, typical sized tube), not for the newer models with the super skinny tubes. You can buy hearing aid tubes online or get them from your audiologist or hearing aid dispenser. You will need to find out what size and type you will need. Hope this helps! (e

Students. The Things They Say and Do!

My students never fail to crack me up, challenge me, and break my heart. Here are some examples: Young student will whip out his invisible phone from time to time pretending to talk to someone. When he does this while working, I sign to him to hang up and that he needs to work. Show More Summary

Radio Host Discusses His Hearing and the Trouble With Ambient Noise

On the way to work in the morning, I like to listen to Q100's The Bert Show on the radio. It is hosted by Bert Weiss, Jeff Dauler, and Kristin Klingshirn. Most of the time I have no problem understanding the radio show hosts. However,...Show More Summary

Clear Surgical Mask for Lip Readers

Some of my students who are interested in working in the medical field have asked about how they would be able to communicate with medical staff members wearing surgical masks. For many people who rely on lip reading, trying to communicate with someone whose mouth is covered can be a headache or impossible. Show More Summary

Emails and Turning on Comments

I decided turn back on the comments. I miss hearing from readers. Just try to be civilized and relevant. For those of you who emailed me, I apologize for not responding sooner or at all. I haven't had much time to do so. I don't want to reply hastily or without much thought. Show More Summary

Assistive Technology Timeline

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Adding Closed Caption Option to YouTube Videos

I love a good viral video, especially when I get a chance to understand the dialogue or sounds that make the video hilarious, adorable, bizarre, gross, shocking, or all of the above. Otherwise, I am usually left in the dark unless I am able to read about it or have it explained to me. Show More Summary

Interesting Article: The Air Force & Deaf and Hard of Hearing

According to this article, if passed, a new bill could give deaf and hard of hearing individuals opportunities to serve in the Air Force. An Air Force captain convinced U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, to introduce this bill. Read...Show More Summary

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