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CART Enhanced Communications

Equal Listening Opportunity

If you are a public speaker committed to equal listening opportunity for all, then you gotta have Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART)With CART, everything that is said is “captioned” live for deaf and hard of hearing folks. Think of CART as closed captioning for non-broadcast settings, such as classrooms, churches, training meetings and conferences, and, don’t forget, for all inspirational public speaking engagements by Brian Patrick Jensen

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Avoid Isolation and Live!

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Lifelines for People with Hearing Loss is a worthy read in the New York Times which did well to raise awareness about the extraordinary challenges faced by millions of people who are hard of hearing.  It parlayed to medical evidence correlating progressive hearing loss and dementia; and it theorized that those who suffer gradual auditory decline may have “diminished cognitive reserve” due to “overworked brains” as they struggle to accommodate.

I was fascinated. I could relate, for example, how my mind goes into overdrive attempting to interpret visual cues all day. This new way of “listening” to you takes considerable mental effort to ascertain even a fraction of your abundant vocal eloquence now denied.

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Inspirational Blog ‘Resonates’

New blog by deaf  author ‘resonates’  

Lansdale, Pennsylvania – Brian Patrick Jensen is a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania resident, proud Father of two teenage daughters and a successful business executive.

“I have been blessed in every way.” Jensen observes with smile.  “Sure I had some auditory loss for a few years, but with hearing aids I was fine.”

That all changed in June 2010, when Jensen, who is now 50, suffered sudden dramatic hearing loss that left him profoundly and permanently deaf. “It felt like cold, dark, silence.” Jensen stoically recalls.  His steely choice of words gives pause.

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Newly Deaf Executive Inspires Many

Lansdale, Pennsylvania – Brian Patrick Jensen is a 50-year-old Montgomery County, Pennsylvania businessman with a story to tell. Less than two years ago Jensen suffered sudden hearing loss.  As a result, Mr. Jensen—who could previously hear “just fine” with the help of high-amp hearing aids —is now profoundly deaf.

Despite the setback, the Lansdale father of two teenage daughters, remains extremely active and comes highly recommended as top human resources and corporate communications executive for his most recent full time employer. “It’s been tough, but the company was accommodating as we all learned to adjust,” Jensen says.,

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