Signs and symptoms The symptoms of ALS usually appear when a person is in their late 50s or early 60s, but it can happen at other ages. Progression varies between individuals. In the early stages, signs and symptoms may be barely noticeable, but the weakness becomes more visible over time.
Hearing Health magazine Many hospital and large medical offices are relying on VRI, which is a laptop or monitor connected by Wi-Fi to an interpreter located off-site.
As cost effective as this may be on administrative paper, it is not an accessible or effective means of communication for Deaf patients. As a matter of fact, many of us hate it. Forget the fact it takes forever to sign in, enter hospital name, department number, hospital floor, head nurse name, room number and patient name and account number, etc.
Then there are the problems with viewing.
Lastly, there are those who also have vision problems, or are deafblind, who prefer tactile sign language, rather than straining to see a flat screen. This humorous clip demonstrates the frustrations of VRI.
Treat us as mentally capable. Writing back and forth and lipreading is a lot less efficient than doctors realize. Many Deaf parents, like myself, are frustrated by the dismissive attitude of doctors and nurses when they bring their children in for appointments or to the ER.
If the child can hear, the medical staff starts communicating with the child instead of the parent. This may seem easier to deal with, but the child is still a child and does not understand the complexity of their medical needs.
Because of these frustrating experiences, Deaf patients may avoid seeking medical treatment, skip regular checkups and have an overall mistrust of the medical community.
So to better serve your Deaf patients and comply with the law, simply use common sense, drop the stereotypical assumptions, and use these tips to create a positive environment.
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It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.