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4 Resources for New Jersey Residents with Hearing Loss

4 Resources for New Jersey Residents with Hearing Loss

When it comes to having hearing loss in New Jersey, what are your options? It turns out there are several resources available to you not that far away.

Check out some of the services you can take advantage of in the Garden State.

Employment

If you’re struggling to find employment or need help pinpointing the perfect career going forward, you might want to give the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services a try. There are a variety of VR offices throughout the state, from New Brunswick to Paterson. They’ll offer career counseling, job-search tools and interview skill building.

How can I connect? Go to http://careerconnections.nj.gov/careerconnections.

Adult Education

From hosting workshops for those with hearing loss to offering scholarships those seeking a degree in higher education, the Garden State chapter of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA-GS) and the statewide Hearing Loss Association of New Jersey (HLA-NJ) both seek to support late-deafened adults with a variety of educational opportunities. The group also puts out a regular newsletter featuring both informational and anecdotal stories having to do with hearing loss.

How can I connect? Go to alda-gs.org or hearingloss-nj.org.

Movie Theatres

New Jersey went to bat for deaf and hard of hearing-impaired patrons back in 2004, when they made deals with five major movie theatre chains to install captioned hearing devices in their theatres. AMC Theatres specifically offers assistive listening and audio description headsets, as well as closed captioning devices.

How can I learn more? Go to https://www.amctheatres.com/assistive-moviegoing.

Performing Arts

If it’s a night out you’re after, New Jersey also offers chances to experience theater and musical experiences. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark offers sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices and captioned performances, among other accessibility services, for its patrons.

How can I connect? Go to njpac.org.


Posted by NJAdmin on Sep 08, 2016