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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Deaf People Encounter Troubles With Medical Care

The lack of adequate interpreter services is an ongoing problem for the Deaf in the U.S. when it comes to getting proper medical care. Complaints and lawsuits are all too common. The Sacramento Bee quotes the NAD's Howard Rosenblum as saying that Hospitals, medical centers and doctors’ offices are the “worst in failing to provide effective communications to deaf and hard of hearing individuals." Read the full story below.

About 25 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act, many patients who are deaf or hearing impaired still struggle to communicate with medical professionals during care.

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