Many times communication with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing can be enhanced with solutions already found in most offices and businesses.
Paper and pencil is an acceptable way to communicate with many people who have a hearing loss.
Whiteboards allow quick and informal communication.
Instant messaging or e-mail pop-up
Wireless Pagers, like the Blackberry, transmit text rather than voice. Individuals with hearing loss can use these to send e-mail and to call people who have TTYs or use relay systems. At work these can help both hearing and non-hearing colleagues to communicate.
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Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
2301 Argonne Drive
410-554-9409; Toll-free: 888-554-0334