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Hotel Accessibility for Deaf Guests

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According to the Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), hotels, motels, inns, and other places of lodging are responsible for making their facilities accessible to individuals with disabilities. Not only they need to make their lodgings accessible, but also their websites and communications between staff members and their guests with disabilities.

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October – Audiology Awareness Month

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There are over 48 million of people with hearing loss in USA above age of 12, but only one in seven who could benefit from hearing aids uses them. The main reason is stigma related to hearing loss and also high costs of hearing devices. I find it sad that more people are willing to take annual eye exams, but not hearing exams – unless their hearing became worse to the point they need to take one to confirm they have hearing loss. Hearing tests are usually performed by an audiologist who then creates an audiogram showing the results of their patient’s hearing.

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