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    Is ADA compliance also for customers?

    I am hard of hearing and I understand verbal conversation mostly my lip reading and wearing a hearing aid. I can speak just fine. I need to do an online notarization but it seems that this is not possible. There is even a very famous online notarization service that published a guide were their...
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    Does you pet know your deaf?

    I once had a rescue cat which understood that I was hearing (a little) only from my left ear, so whenever she wanted to jump on my lap or on the table where I was sitting, she'd approach me from my left side. My current cat has never noticed that her mommy's hearing is not 100% functional, and...
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    How do i contact irs from abroad?

    Hello, I am deaf and I live abroad. I need to contact the IRS to set some records straight. I don't have a DTT phone and they won't reply by email. How do I contact the IRS, then? There is no IRS office abroad... should I contact my Consulate, instead? Or is there a TDD virtual phone I can...
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    Looking for a tax professional who can assist me via e-mail

    I am looking for a tax professional who is able to assist me via e-mail. I went to HR Block but I had too much difficulties in communicating with the professional. I need someone that is patient enough to communicate with me in writing. I am resident of Florida, if that matters, and I am...
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    Reviews of inductive stereo ear hooks

    I have a custom-made hearing-aid (only one), and while discussing with my technician we talked about head/earphones for me. I tried a variety of headphones with large cushions, for home listening, studio-recording, with noise-cancellation, etc. but eventually they all heat up my ear, or touch my...
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    Who is a disabled, as far as working goes?

    Hello everybody, as some of you might remember, I am not a US citizen, just a new immigrant of the US, and I am HoH (completely deaf in my right ear, and with a loss of over 90 dB in my left ear). I am currently browsing for job openings in my field (Engineering) and I came across a website...
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    Being a flight attendant and being HoH

    Hello everybody, I was browsing for a job and I came across an ad from American Airlines for Flight Attendants. I always thought it was impossible for me to be a FA being Hard of Hearing and relying most on lip reading (I wear a hearing aid - I can hear an alarm, but I can't hold a...
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    What's the most deaf-friendly bank?

    Hello, I would like to open a checking account but it looks like all of the means to contact a bank in writing are then followed by a phone contact, which is pissing me off. I am looking for a deaf-friendly bank, one that maybe has even chat support. I tried to open an account with Capital...
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    Getting a driving license for a HOH

    Hello, I hope I am posting this in the right section. I am an Italian citizen and I have a Green Card. I would like to get a driving license in the state of Indiana. I read that being HOH I need to undergo a medical exam. Where can I schedule one? Will it take place the same days as the...
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    Hearing impaired from Italy

    Hello everybody, I am a 29 y.o. girl from Italy. I lost my hearing in both ears when I was 10, and I wear a hearing aid on my left ear, only. I mostly live using lip-reading, as I can hear sounds through the hearing aid, but I am no longer able to recognize the words. I learnt to speak my...
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