Moderate hearing loss

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    Hi,

    Im a hard of hearing individual who wears two Bte aides. I have completed my associateds degree at my local community college with the help of nobody. But today 10yrs later my hearing has dropped to where I do miss some parts of conversations but Im not afraid to check myself and say repeat.
    So anyways, I sent a email to one of those private career schools for the lpn program that Im interested in since I use to work as a CNA, ...asking if that make provisions for me for a note taker and that my teachers speak loud and face me. I use an amplified phone and stethocope to accomdate my needs.
    My reply after two weeks was that they wont make provisions.
    So my guess is to apply back into a community college or university where they offer help to people with disabilities. Just sharing my story.

    the allycat
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    Quote from allycat4
    Hi,

    Im a hard of hearing individual who wears two Bte aides. I have completed my associateds degree at my local community college with the help of nobody. But today 10yrs later my hearing has dropped to where I do miss some parts of conversations but Im not afraid to check myself and say repeat.
    So anyways, I sent a email to one of those private career schools for the lpn program that Im interested in since I use to work as a CNA, ...asking if that make provisions for me for a note taker and that my teachers speak loud and face me. I use an amplified phone and stethocope to accomdate my needs.
    My reply after two weeks was that they wont make provisions.
    So my guess is to apply back into a community college or university where they offer help to people with disabilities. Just sharing my story.

    the allycat

    I would suggest that you check with the accredidation of that private school. If they receive ANY funding from the government, then they are required by ADA law to accomodate your reasonable requests. You might consider speaking with a lawyer who knows the ADA law and see what they should be doing and what they are not required to do...it's a start, and good luck to you.
    tewdles likes this.
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    Hi Marvie,
    Thanks for the response and advice to my post... Just thought that was so ignorant on their part to write one sentence to say they dont make provisions. I am gonna look further into this. I do read time to time many posts here about aspiring Rn like yourself who are hearing impaired and do the career thing. Thank you for you kinds and encouraging words to us students or nurses to not give up..
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    Quote from Marvie
    I would suggest that you check with the accredidation of that private school. If they receive ANY funding from the government, then they are required by ADA law to accomodate your reasonable requests. You might consider speaking with a lawyer who knows the ADA law and see what they should be doing and what they are not required to do...it's a start, and good luck to you.
    I agree!!!


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