Captioning for the Deaf: Where Did It Come From?

Captioning of television and movies is a staple of the environment these days.  Something that young audiologists of the 1970s were not able to recommend to their patients to enjoy entertainment as well as educational films.  Later, at least in the US, with a “decoder” device hooked to the television hearing impaired individuals could actually interact…

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Development of the TTY – Part IV: The Final Chapter

This week at Hearing International marks our “Final Chapter” in the development of the TTY.  Over the past few weeks we  found that the story began with Robert Weitbrect’s invention of the acoustic coupler,  a collaboration with Dr. James Marstens and Andrew Saks (see Part I, Part II and Part III).  These pioneers of the TTY…

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