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Legal

Division of Community Health Promotion

As a person with hearing loss, you have the right to certain reasonable accommodations.  Some explanations that may prove helpful are listed below.

While many apply to culturally Deaf inidivduals who use sign language as their primary means of communication, this information is also relevant to individuals who experience other types of hearing loss.  For example, suppose you hear well out of one ear, but the other ear doesn't function well for you.  Even with your best hearing aids on, you still have trouble following what is happening in a noisy environment.  If it's just you and one or two other people, you might decide to ask to move to a quieter area.  Or, if it's a large meeting, let's say a company meeting or a general assembly, you can request other accomodations such as an "oral interpreter" or the use of CART Services (someone who types every word that is spoken).