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At least half the problems people run into while traveling are a result of some sort of miscommunication and this applies to everyone not just those with a hearing impairment.
If it brothers you to admit that you are hard of hearing just think you will probably never see these people again, so why worry about them.
- If you can lip read then include a comment that in the dining room the waiters face you to ask for your order as many will stand to the side.
- You can also go to the Atrium and talk to the staff at the service desk if you have any problems that need rectifying . Several of the cruise lines have Access Departments if you need assistance.
Lots of information on the following web site.
The following website has pictures of the "Deaf Freedom" group cruise
|A picture of the Passages Deaf Travel "Deaf Freedom Cruise, 2007" there is only a third of the group in this picture.|
There will be more in my next Newsletter on
Travel and the Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing
|Summer Barn 12 x 16|
biographySelf-taught, Ron has been painting in oils for over 45 years. Born in Vancouver, BC, he attended the University of British Columbia there and graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree. In 1975, Ron moved with his wife and his three young children to the Comox Valley where he has enjoyed the natural beauty of the area as a source of inspiration.
Lately, he has also been inspired to paint scenes from his travels abroad. His work has been exhibited at the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Molson Indy Charity, Crown Isle, the Royal Bank (Courtenay), Wilsden Gallery, Timms Gallery, Originals Only art shows and can currently be seen in venues around Courtenay, Campbell River and his Cloudburst Studio. His paintings are held in private collections and various businesses around the world.
Web Site: http://www.ronbridge.com/