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    Hearing Loss is a Disability

    The problem at your church is often encountered and does preclude the installation of a hearing loop. Because of the latency inherent in existing WiFi systems it is better to install an FM ALS than WiFi as you appear to have done. That latency causes an echo effect that can actually make it...
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    Hearing Loss is a Disability

    Amtrak Blue - You're right, there were some ticket counters looped at Grand Central and at Union Station in DC. There were also Amtrak info counters looped at Penn Station in NYC - I took picture of one of them (attached). These installations were done in response to efforts for the HLAA...
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    Hearing Loss is a Disability

    Hearing loss is a disability that is recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with provisions required to address it. Unfortunately they do not apply to the communication problems hard of hearing people encounter when they travel. Announcements on the PA system in stations are...
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    Who am I? Why am I here?

    Hello All - I'm a new member of this list and Otis is both my paternal grandfather's name and my middle name. Recently my only use of trains has been to commute between Albuquerque and Santa Fe on the Rail Runner but I anticipate using the Southwest Chief at some point in the future as I no...
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    I'm in Alburquerque and a freelance writer.

    I'm in Alburquerque (that's the original spelling and nobody seems to know what happened to that extra "r") on the old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe line - home of the SW Chief and I'm a freelance writer and an advocate for the hard of hearing. Back in 2013 Amtrak installed some hearing loops...