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Summer Theater and Infrared Listening Devices at the Jubilee, the Citadel and Festival Place

Summer Blockbusters and Closed Captioning at Cineplex Theaters

Summer Blog Series: Edmonton Folk Festival Teleloop System

E – Environmental changes

R – Rephrase When the Message is Misunderstood

A – Attention Must Be Obtained

C – Clear Speech

H – Helpful Gestures

C – Change the Situation

T – Telling Others About Your Hearing Loss

ACNA.T – Telling Others About Your Hearing Loss

Posts by: anamika

Summer Blockbusters and Closed Captioning at Cineplex Theaters

When the weather is hot and sunny, it’s great to be outside in the summer and there are always things to do in Edmonton. However, on those rainy days, if you are looking for something entertaining to do, there are always a few summer blockbusters playing at your local movie theater. This summer, Hollywood continues to bank on remakes of…

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Summer Blog Series: Edmonton Folk Festival Teleloop System

Summer is Finally Here! To celebrate the long, hot, sun-filled days of summer, our next blog series will focus on issues in hearing and accessibility at events in Edmonton during the summer months. Edmonton is well-known for its festivals and concerts in the beautiful summer season, but what is less well-known is how some of these festivals have hearing solutions…

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E – Environmental changes

Several weeks ago, we discussed how certain environments are inherently bad for continued successful communication. Environments that are noisy and dark, such restaurants, tend to make communication, especially when someone has a hearing loss, much more difficult. In the previous blog post that discussed poor environments for communication, it was suggested that changing the situation—finding a new environment that fosters…

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R – Rephrase When the Message is Misunderstood

The topic of today’s blog is rephrasing when the message is misunderstood. Remember several months ago, when we discussed asking for the specific part you missed? That topic was about how to best ask for repetition if the listener has missed important information. Today’s topic is similar, but instead of focusing on the listener, this topic is for the speaker….

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A – Attention Must Be Obtained

The cycle of communication is actually a fairly complex system, where there are multiple issues that can impact the success of easy conversation. The complexity of communication may be perceived negatively, in that when there are breakdowns, there are several areas that need to be assessed in order to determine the cause of the breakdowns. However, having a multi-layered communication…

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C – Clear Speech

Welcome back! We have finished the acronym WATCH and now we are starting the acronym CARE:                         While WATCH focused on strategies for the listener in the conversation, CARE focuses on strategies for the speaker in the conversation. Therefore, each letter in the acronym will provide a strategy for effective communication so that the speaker can be heard—loud and clear! Since…

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H – Helpful Gestures

Thank you for joining us again as we continue our discussion of the acronyms WATCH and CARE!                 We have one last letter in WATCH left to discuss before we move on to CARE. Today we are discussing H – Helpful gestures. If a person simply Google’s “gestures and communication”, the results that…

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C – Change the Situation

Thank you for joining us again as we continue our discussion of the acronyms WATCH and CARE! Up to this point, we have discussed three letters: W – Watching the speaker and using all your visual cues can be helpful for communication. A – Asking for repetition by requesting only the information you missed is more effective than asking “what?”…

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T – Telling Others About Your Hearing Loss

Often, talking about hearing loss and hearing aids, and more specifically your own hearing loss and hearing aids can be difficult. Many people fear that by having a hearing loss and wearing hearing aids, they will be stigmatized. Also, hearing loss is a characteristic that is concealable. Since hearing loss is not usually immediately identifiable,  if a person has a…

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