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Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
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I have been in emergency services for over 13 years, 10 in EMS. I am currently a preceptor in a 911 service & a paramedic student. I have recently undertaken a 16 year…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Woods Nov 11, 2012.

 

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Chris Woods replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"there is no issue on my end however there was at another organization. I have had this young lady complete a ride along twice now and find her to be more competant than some of the poor providers i work with. She has even began teaching the crews…"
Nov 11, 2012
Amy Jimenez replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"Hi Chris Woods, I am glad to see you are taking new recruits in your department.  Willing to use people who are excited to help out in their community.  I am an EMT with hearing loss.  I have working in the field for 12 years.  I…"
Oct 30, 2012
iDriveTheTaxi replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"There are enough adjuncts out today to overcome communication with patients and with stethoscope needs. I can say it isn't going to be an easy task to communicate with all patients but with a helpful partner, it can be overcome. I just…"
Oct 26, 2012
carl w french replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"K, Thanks much. We will be meeting this person tonight at a Dept social affair."
Oct 26, 2012
Adam Harvey replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"Not a problem, im glad that i can share my experiences  and hopefully help someone avoid all the pitfalls, let downs and frustrations for both the company and personal. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or want to…"
Oct 26, 2012
carl w french replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"Adam, Thanks for your experience in adapting. My agency may be looking into bringing on a Live-in Student with significant hearing loss (I do not yet know the extent but we have been asked to learn ASL to greet her at a social event). If we can…"
Oct 26, 2012
carl w french replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"Skip, Is there a standard that may cover this such as the NFPA 1582 for Firefighting? What level of hearing loss may be acceptable? Is there a breakoff?"
Oct 26, 2012
Pete Oz ICP replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"I was  going to offer some advice  but Adam Harvey has done a much better job than I ever could. I have total hearing  loss in one ear ( Thanks Mumps!), since the age of three. My Mum and Dad never treated me differently from my…"
Oct 26, 2012
Julia Harris replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"Wow awesome discussion!!  I've been struggling  for years to find a stethoscope that I could actually hear with.  I don't wear hearing aides; but I have enough loss that I rarely am able to clearly hear, especially in the…"
Oct 25, 2012
Adam Harvey replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"WEll look no further!!! I am a Paramedic for a major metro ambulance service in Minnesota and wear two hearing aids. I have been hard of hearing for a long long time. I had some major difficulties and obstacles i had to overcome. With out my hearing…"
Oct 24, 2012
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Hearing Impaired EMS Providers

I have been in emergency services for over 13 years, 10 in EMS. I am currently a preceptor in a 911 service & a paramedic student. I have recently undertaken a 16 year old female who is hearing impaired and is extremely enthusiastic about getting into EMS. She starts EMT class in January, wears hearing aides (without them she is almost 100% deaf). My partner and I have been doing a ton of research with hearing impaired folks, ems publications, authors, as well as…See More
Oct 24, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to Chris Woods's discussion Hearing Impaired EMS Providers
"There should be no reason why a hearing-impaired person can not function as an EMT or paramedic in a typical EMS environment.  Moreover, accommodating their impairment probably falls under the ADA, so agencies don't have a choice and…"
Oct 23, 2012
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Hearing Impaired EMS Providers

I have been in emergency services for over 13 years, 10 in EMS. I am currently a preceptor in a 911 service & a paramedic student. I have recently undertaken a 16 year old female who is hearing impaired and is extremely enthusiastic about getting into EMS. She starts EMT class in January, wears hearing aides (without them she is almost 100% deaf). My partner and I have been doing a ton of research with hearing impaired folks, ems publications, authors, as well as…See More
Oct 23, 2012
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Volunteer Fire/EMS Department, Paid Fire/EMS Department
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Warminster Ambulance & Feasterville Fire Company
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http://www.feastervillefire.com
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13 Years Emergencys Services 10 in EMS
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warrington community ambulance corps
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Paramedic Student/Firefighter EMT
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I'm addicted to the adrenaline rush & like to help others
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