Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Archives

HMA Public Relations wins international recognition

HMA Public Relations took home two bronze awards at the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) 2016 International Best Practice Awards in Lisbon, Portugal. International Best Practice Bronze Awards were presented to HMA in the categories of: “Community Relations” for its work with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing in planning and… Read More →

ACDHH hires news information and referral coordinator

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) announced Noneshi Anderson as the organization’s information and referral coordinator. In her role, Anderson will serve as the first point-of-contact with the public, manage the social media outlets as well as provide information about services and resources available through ACDHH along with other… Read More →

Don’t be at a loss when it comes to hearing loss

Each year like clockwork we visit our eye doctors, dentists and optometrists to protect our vision, teeth and eyes. But what about our hearing health? As a rule, everyone should get their hearing checked every year. And, as the number of people with hearing loss increases, never before has this been more important to remember.… Read More →

Deaf Awareness Week spotlights diversity

by in Events | Featured | Healthcare

Throughout the month of September 2013, the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) joins the world in promoting the annual Deaf Awareness Week (DAW). September 23rd – 28th is the time to celebrate the culture, heritage and language unique to Deaf people of the world.  Currently there are more than… Read More →

Listen Up! Hidden Danger In Popular Toys: Hearing Loss

hearing loss
by in Prevention

Toys come with a lot of warnings: Not suitable for children under three years; small parts may present choking hazards; use under adult supervision. Labels on electronic toys list the voltage while others confirm non-toxic materials. If a toy proves to be harmful, it is quickly recalled as toy manufacturers make safety a priority. Or… Read More →

ACDHH's Healthcare Providers Education Program Teaches Importance Of “Listening”

ACDHH's Healthcare Providers Education Program Teaches Importance of "Listening"
by in Healthy Living

When it comes to your healthcare, the difference between life and death can be decided in a moment’s notice. Clear communication between a patient, his/her family and healthcare provider is crucial to making the best assessment, treatment and diagnosis. But what if a healthcare worker can’t communicate with an individual? There are more than 700,000… Read More →

Be Proactive: Health Screenings 101

Health Screenings 101
by in Prevention

Everyone has heard it: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This oft-used quote from the one-and-only Benjamin Franklin could not be truer for anyone more than seniors. From arthritis to Alzheimer’s, Scottsdale residents need to take control of their health and wellness at the most proactive level possible. Among the most… Read More →