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Harassment at the workplace is never acceptable. A workplace should be free from personal attacks. The hearing impaired is not immune to workplace harassment. Current estimates of individuals in the United States that are hearing impaired are at 31.5 million. Harassment Harassment, in general,...
Inmates who are hearing impaired face considerable hurdles as far as their communication needs. It is difficult is normal situations for this segment of society to communication with others; it becomes even more problematic when in the restricted environment of a prison. This is due to a lack of...
In Florida alone, there are over 3 million people who are hearing impaired. The prevalence of hearing disorders among senior citizens is on the rise. The surprising fact is that this large segment of the population is not effectively served by attorneys. The problem of delayed representation is...
Everyday occurrences such as going to the doctor’s office can become quite traumatic for a hearing impaired person. The inability to communicate symptoms to a medical professional can be overwhelming. There are many rights of the hearing impaired that must be addressed whether by the provider’s...
Going to court for legal proceeding can make anyone feel uncomfortable unless you are an attorney. For the hearing impaired, court proceedings can lead to anxiety and fear. This is due to the stress of wondering how he or she will be to hear what is going on. Are there any interpreters on...
A military attorney is charged with claims by hearing impaired individuals when the hearing loss is caused by actions encountered while serving on active duty. Since hearing impaired individuals are covered under the stipulations for military disability pensions, it is common for such items as...
Some of the same issues in the general environment and in the work environment can cause individuals to become hearing impaired. Loud noises, solvents, sudden or shrill noises disease and injuries to the head are all potential contributors to the hearing impaired individual. Legal remedies to loss...
An accident on the job or other occupational hazards is a common cause for a person to become hearing impaired. An attorney specializing in occupational safety and health issues is typically consulted when there are difficulties with a claim. Almost all U.S locations are covered under occupational...
A few conditions where an infant is hearing impaired due to injuries or errors during the pregnancy or delivery have been identified. Although the majority of cases of a child being hearing impaired is traced back to congenital causes, about 45% of deafness are the result of accidents, injuries or...
Those who are hearing impaired form the largest group of Americans covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At least 24 million people are hearing impaired, of whom three million are school age children. It is important to realize that the ADA is complaint-driven; it doesn’t happen...