Caption: [Communicating with a Profound Hearing Loss]
Michael is facing the camera.
Michael: “Sensory impairments affect people in a variety of ways,
depending on how well they’ve adjusted to their disability, how
significant it is. For me, personally, with a significant, profound
hearing loss, I have issues with communication.”
Michael is sitting in front of his office computer. Images shift between
Michael looking at the computer screen, typing on a computer keyboard,
and using a mouse.
Michael: “Hearing and talking on a regular phone is nearly impossible
for me. However, the use of computers lately has really enhanced my
communication abilities, especially with the use of e-mail. With e-mail,
I’m able to communicate with anybody anywhere, anytime.”
[Used with permission from:
University of Washington
Director: Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.
This clip is from “Working Together: Computers and People with