Technology today gives so many options from hearing aids and assistive listening devices to make the most of the hearing we have, to cochlear implants the support hearing when hearing aids are not enough. Telecommunications have advanced to being able to provide captions to read the speakers words in text, and live interpreters that support phone calls in American Sign Language.
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While many late deafened adults may learn sign language and find it more comfortable than reading lips when in the company of other signers, most prefer to use our voices when communicating with hearing people and our late deafened peers who do not sign. Today’s telecommunications technology provides a variety of choices in how we communicate by ‘phone’.