Fwd: MOBILE PHONE SURVEY
tmiller at pirs.org
Wed Sep 4 14:45:24 PDT 2002
Please forward to those who wear hearing aids or use cochlear implants and
have tried to use mobile phones. Thanks.
PIRS, Auburn, CA
>>Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 15:55:39 -0400
>>Subject: SURVEY--please complete by September 10th
>>Dear SHHH Leaders, Members, and Friends of SHHH:
>>SHHH is the largest consumer organization of people with hearing loss in
>>the United States. Our mission is to open the world of communication to
>>people with hearing loss through information, advocacy, and support.
>>SHHH is committed to ensuring that people with hearing loss have full
>>access to all telecommunications services and and products.
>>SHHH has just posted a survey on the SHHH website to find out if and how
>>hearing aid and cochlear implants wearers are using mobile phones.
>>Please fill out the survey no later than 9 a.m. September 10th so that
>>SHHH may provide your input to the FCC.
>>On September 12th, Brenda Battat, director of public policy for SHHH
>>and member of the FCC Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory
>>Committee, will meet with staff in the FCC Wireless Bureau and the
>>Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, to push hard for solutions so
>>that you can use digital wireless phones with hearing aids and cochlear
>>implants. Your survey results will be given to the FCC at that meeting.
>>SHHH was a member of the HEAR-IT NOW Coalition that submitted a petition
>>to the FCC on June 5, 1995, to revoke the exemption of wireless
>>telephones from the Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Act. SHHH was
>>subsequently a member of the Wireless Action Coalition (WAC) that
>>requested the FCC to reopen the proceeding on digital wireless phones
>>and hearing aid interference. We believe the only way to achieve access
>>to digital wireless phones for hearing aid and cochlear implant users is
>>to lift this exemption.
>>The URL for the survey is:
>>Please forward or copy this email intact to anyone with a hearing aid or
>>cochlear implant whom you think would be interested in filling out the
>>survey. The survey must be completed before the deadline of 9 a.m.
>>September 10th. Thank you very much!
>>For more information about SHHH, please view the web site at
>>Director of State Development
>>7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
>>Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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