Thursday, February 26, 2009

Please Sign the Petition

I just recieved an email to sign this petition for Closed Captioning. Please sign this Petition because we have to prove that CLOSED CAPTION is a MUST for deaf and hard of hearing users.Without Closed Caption, deaf and hard of hearing people cannot understand what is being said on the TELEVISION.Support us by Clicking Here

Thank You!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Visual Announcements on Ferries

You know I was just thinking the other day how Trains, Buses, Ferries, Planes & even Stadiums, should provide the technology for those of us who are hearing impaired. A few months ago, I took the train to NYC and I had no idea what stop we were at, because I couldn't hear what was being said through the loud speaker. It was all mumble jumble to me! I ended up not going to a meeting because I got off the wrong stop.You become very frustrated & In all honesty I dont think its that Complicated to PROVIDE the services that I need? But then again they spend money on a brand new seats etc & They still YET HAVENT PUT Anything up for the hearing impaired. WILL THEY? PROBABLY NOT....

Well, the good news is Today I came across an article Check out this article.. It really caught my eye so I had to post it here.

Settlement Means Those with Hearing Loss Will See Announcements on Ferries.

Well don't you think that all transportation carriers should offer visual captions for deaf & hard of hearing? I deafinitely do and OUR VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD & Apparently the only way we will be heard is if we just keep filing LAW SUITS against people. Now I am notcining more and more LAW SUITS for this situation. Hey I guess this is the only way people will learn...

What do you think?

Hope you all have a great day!


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hearing Aid Selection and BTE's

Hearing Aid Selection and BTEs: Choosing Among Various "Open-ear" and "Receiver-in-canal" Options:

For those of you that are looking for a new hearing aid,Please check out this news article. This article discusses important information about BEHIND THE EAR (BTE) hearing aids and how to select a better hearing aid for yourself.


Monday, February 9, 2009


I was on the Hearing Loss Association of America site and I came across this

If you Have a Hearing Loss due to Military Service I suggest you to get help by going to HLAA website. If you click on HLAA it will direct you right to the VETERAN page.

Believe it or not there is alot of help out there!!! At first, ( believe me when I tell you).. It doesn't seem like there is any help, but trust me there is.There are millions of people with hearing loss. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! HLAA is here to help you & HLAA will give you a complimentary membership.

So what are you waiting for? Click on the HLAA link above and look at all the services and support that HLAA has to offer you. It's deafinitely worth it. It cannot hurt!

Here is a Featured Veteran if you would like to take a look.


The Amazing Race: Margie & Luke

Hi All: I hope you all had a good weekend. I did on Saturday but when I woke up on Sunday...for some reason I couldnt move my back has been hurting me. Now I have a VIRUS. That explains it. I was watching TV yesterday I came across a commericial " The Amazing Race" This has been a show in the past. I have never watch it but what caught my eye was the man signing. So I Rewind the TV and I said COOL, HES DEAF and wants to be on this show that he loves. So I found the video on you tube but There was no CLOSED CAPTION, which im not surprised. So I tired my hardest to caption this as best as I could. Knowing ASL was a a help.


Tune in On Saturday Feburary 15, 2009 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Channel 2 (CBS).If you live somewhere else check your LOCAL STATION

Hope You watch it. I Cant wait for this show!!! I have never watched this show before but I am because LUKE has proved that " DEAF PEOPLE CAN DO ANYTHING"...


" Deaf People can do ANYTHING except HEAR"- Marlee Matlin

Last I wanted to post this Cartoon I found, because I am starting to get IRRATATED that TV channels dont have CLOSED CAPTION. It's pissing me off!!!! You know the law shouldn't be " AFTER 3 YEARS, MUST PROVIDE CC". Give me a break it should be on all the stations! I was thinking back a couple weeks ago I was over Will's house and his little sister goes : "The Closed Caption sucks & they make alot of erros because thats not what I JUST HEARD" I sat there and I didn't know how to answer it. So my point is.. Closed Caption effects millions of people everyday. Im hearing all the time how certain providers have awful CLOSED CAPTION such as VERIZON. Now I love verizon but I really hate the Closed Caption because its slow and its always wrong. I always have to complain. At times I dont watch TV because it gets frustrating. A friend of mine had VERIZON and switched back to CABLEVISION because CABLEVISION provides much better CAPTIONS.I couldn't believe it!

I hope you all have a good day! I will be back later.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Jersey Governor Signs “Grace's Law” to Provide Insurance Coverage for Children's Hearing Aids

GOOD NEWS:To the parents who live in New Jersey and have children who NEED hearing aids. The Law Passed that your insurance company can pay up to certain amount of money for a hearing aid for your child. Please READ below, This is from an email I just recieved in my inbox. I thought to share it with you all.

New Jersey Governor Signs “Grace's Law” to Provide Insurance Coverage for Children's Hearing Aids-
Noting that health insurers have a responsibility to provide coverage for necessary health care expenses, New Jersey’s Acting Governor Richard J. Codey signed legislation which will require all state-regulated health insurers to cover the cost of medically-necessary hearing aids for children 15 years old and younger.

"With today’s bill signing, we are making sure that the gift of hearing is not out-of-reach for New Jersey children living with hearing loss,” said Acting Governor Codey. “No child should be without access to medically-necessary hearing aids, which are especially critical in the formative years when kids develop the skills to speak and communicate. This new law is about guaranteeing children a level playing field to succeed, and build the skills they need to do well in life.”