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CHAPTER 6: Environmental Aids and Strategies
for: the door, TV and radio, loop systems, telephone, the baby and alarm clocks. 

Plus: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Many deaf and hard of hearing people find that they miss everyday sounds such as the TV and alerting noises such as the doorbell. This chapter looks at the different environmental aids that are available and the strategies that people have found useful.

Index

 

Introduction

What are environmental aids?
Obtaining environmental aids

Section A - Answering the door
A.a. Strategies with callers at the door
A.b. Environmental aids to help with the doorbell

Section B - The television and radio
B.a. Strategies to help with understanding the television and radio
B.b. Strategies to listen to conversation when visiting other people and when the TV is on
B.c. Environmental aids to help with understanding the television or radio
B.d. Subtitles on TV

Section C - Loop systems
C.a. For loop systems in the home: see TV and radio section and the doorbell
C.b. Loop systems in other public places and other people's homes etc
C.c. Loop systems in the car

Section D - Telephones
D.a. Solutions provided by telephone equipment
D.b. Environmental aids and strategies to help with knowing when the telephone rings
D.c. Environmental aids to make voices clearer on the telephone
D.d. How to find the best way, of using the telephone handset
D.e. Some explanations to give on the telephone
D.f. Some ways to deal with names and numbers on the telephone
D.g. General points about the telephone
D.h. How the speaker can be helpful to hearing impaired people on the telephone
D.i. Understanding what people say if you cannot hear on telephone (Text equipment and lipreading strategies)
D.j. Video phones
D.k. mobile phones

Section E - Finding whether the baby or an ill person is calling out

Section F - Alarm clocks

Section G - Hearing Dogs

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