Olivia Bills<br />Hearing Loss Resource Specialist<br />CSD of Texas<br />Funded by : The Office for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) of the Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS)<br />
Hearing Loss Resource Specialist<br /> Assist Service Providers such as:<br />Federal, State, and Local Governments<br />Organizations<br />Private Businesses<br />Educational Institutions in making their services accessible and readily available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. <br />
Hearing Loss Resource Specialist<br />Speaking Engagements<br /><ul><li>Introduction to Hearing Loss
DARS/ILS</li></li></ul><li>Office for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services – Specialist ProjectsRegions of our contracted specialists<br />Austin and surrounding counties: Region 7<br />
STAP The Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program <br /><ul><li>(STAP) offers assistance to Texans with a disability that interferes with their ability to use a standard telephone. Eligible individuals receive a voucher that can be used to purchase a specialized assistive telecommunication device.
This includes disabilities such as cognitive, mobility, hearing, vision and speech.</li></li></ul><li>Qualifying & Applying<br />Must have proof of Texas residency.<br />Must have a disability that interferes with the ability to use a standard telephone.<br />Income is not required, no age limits.<br />
STAP facts<br />30 to 60 days for you to receive a voucher.<br />STAP is once every 5 years (unless change of disability).<br />Product warranty – buyer beware.<br />
Technology/Equipment<br />Hearing aids with Manual T-Coil.<br />FM’s, neckloops, CapTel/WebCapTel, alerting devices.<br />
Telecoil switch or “T-Coil”<br />With a telecoil used as the input source instead of (or in addition to) the microphone, the hearing aid can "hear" a magnetic signal which represents sound.<br />
FM Systems<br /> Comfort Contego with neckloop<br />
Pocket Talker<br /> Can be used with head phones or neckloop<br />
CapTel <br /> CapTel Phone and WebCapTel<br />
DARS/DHHS Website<br />Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing services (DHHS)<br />Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)<br />www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs<br />
Thank you!<br /> Thank you for your time and attention today! <br />Olivia Bills <br /> Hearing Loss Resource Specialist<br /> CSD of Texas and DARS <br /> 1524 S IH 35, Suite 225<br /> Austin, Texas 78704-2603<br /> Email: email@example.com<br /> Phone: 512.428.1813<br /> Fax: 512.837.1444<br /> D-Link VP: obills.csd.tv<br />
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