Need advice on new aids

Chris Peychers chris-p at ramhb.co.nz
Tue Jan 16 07:51:47 EST 1996


In article <4dcfuo$s19 at news.isc.rit.edu>,
   jne5873 at osfmail.isc.rit.edu (system PRIVILEGED account) 
wrote:
>Just to add fuel to the fire....
>
>Do you think the audiologists out there SHOULD know how to 
sign?  If
>their clients are mainly hard-of-hearing and deaf, 
shouldn't they know
>how to communicate with them?
>

Not necessarily. My own practice has very few patients from 
a "deaf" signing culture and an interpreter is readily 
available. I have far more Mandarin-speaking patients for 
example so it would be higher priority to learn Chinese 
rather than NZ sign language.

Chris P
New Zealand



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