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Hard of Hearing in Emergencies

October 5, 2014

 

FEMA Media Library Preparedness 

Thomas H. Heist Insurance Agency employee of 14 years, Annmarie Buraczeski, also a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member discusses (via interpreter) her experience during Superstorm Sandy and shares her recommendations of how to be prepared in an emergency.

 

Dealing with Emergencies with Hearing Loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Resiliency of the Disabled: What Homeland Security Can Learn From People With Disabilities 

In this Viewpoints segment, Angela English the executive director for Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities discusses how most of us will have a disability or experience a disability at some point in our lives. Angela English suggests that this is simply a part of the human experience. In this segment, we learn how emergency managers and homeland security officials can gain a great deal of relevant knowledge about resiliency from people who have disabilities. Angela English discusses her organization's disability stakeholder workgroups, which develop recovery, mitigation, repatriation strategies, as well as outreach and preparedness, integration services, and grant programs in relation to people with disabilities.

 

Disabilities in Emergencies

 

 
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This month on American Abilities, we learn  what  people with hearing loss can do in the event of a natural diaster.

 

According to the Governor's Office in state of Maryland "The risk of injury or death because of a disaster is increasing.  It is no longer enough to react to a disaster once it has happened.  “Emergency preparedness” involves planning for disaster before it occurs. We will have the latest tips on keeping safe and alert.

 

In our Career Spotlight this month high school kids learn about possible careers in science, biology and the environment.

 

Did you know Asthma affects nearly 12 million people? Did you also know severe cases could lead to hearing loss? We will explain.

 

And you will meet a young women who suddenly lost her hearing. She talks about how it changed her life forever.

 

Join us Sundays 10AM on CW-16 and for more information go to americanabilitiestv.com  American Abilities Television Network, your original media source for hearing health.

 

 

 

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Hard of Hearing and Dealing with Emergencies

Thomas H. Heist Insurance Agency employee of 14 years, Annmarie Buraczeski, also a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member discusses (via interpreter) her experience during Superstorm Sandy and shares her recommendations of how to be prepared in an emergency

Science Edition:

Career Spotlight for Students

David Beachler works at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center creating artificial limbs, primarily for injured servicemen and women. In this video, learn about how prosthetic limbs are created, even hands that can move based on electrical signals in the body, and what a prosthetist does on an average day. Other careers for youth explored include Hydrogen Fuel, Biology, Oceanography and Archeology

Asthma Friendly Schools

Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.

Let's Give an Ear

Meet Sophie Kaye, a teenager who lost most of her hearing suddenly at age seven. Although the cause of Sophie's hearing loss is unknown, she does what she can to protect the hearing that remains from loud noise. In this 6-minute video, Sophie explains in her own words how important our hearing is and what we can do to protect it. 

 

 
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