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Expert. Advocate. Consultant.

Hearing Access & Innovations Founder and CEO Janice S. Lintz’s insights on the issues facing people who are deaf or hard of hearing have been published in a broad array of major print and online media outlets. Her straightforward approach is thought-provoking, informative, practical, and solution-oriented.

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2017

Opinion: Listen carefully

Published by New York Daily News, March 23, 2017

2016

Opinion: Accuracy in ‘access’

Published by New York Daily News, December 15, 2016

Shame on the Smithsonian Institution

Published by Huff Post/ Entertainment, October 6, 2016

10 Misconceptions Teachers Should Know About Children Who Are Hard Of Hearing

Published by Huff Post, August 9, 2016

It Is Time To Stop Shaming People With Hearing Loss

Published by Huff Post, July 8, 2016

11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

Published by Huff Post, June 28, 2016

FAQs for Hearing Aids

Published by Huff Post, May 17, 2016

Consulting People with Disabilities

Published by LinkedIn, May 4, 2016

7 Misconceptions About People With Hearing Loss

Published by Huff Post/Healthy Living, March 22, 2016

It Is Time To Eliminate Offensive Terms about People With Disabilities

Published by Huff Post, February 4, 2016

7 Misconceptions about People with Hearing Loss

Published by the Physician’s blog, January 5, 2016

2015

Published by Hearing Health Foundation, August 18, 2015

Who Are the Role Models Since Helen Keller?

Published by The Hearing Loss Californian, September 16, 2015

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Published by Huff Post, July 30, 2015; Republished on September 30, 2015, on Project Access for All (No longer available online.)

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process…

Published by Huff Post Impact, July 13, 2015

Thank You, Donald Trump From People Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing!

Published by Huff Post Politics, July 6, 2015

Who Are The Role Models Since Helen Keller?

Published by Huff Post Community Pioneer and Impact, June 13, 2015

Efficient Access for Persons With Hearing ImpairmentsPublished in Spanish and English by the Vice Presidencia of Republica Del Ecuador in “Inclusion without Frontiers” (Not available online.), June 2015

Who Are The Role Models Since Helen Keller?

Published by Forbes Woman Africa, June/July 2015

12 tips for traveling with a hearing loss

Published by Johnny Jet, February 13, 2015

2014

What is a T-Coil & How Do You Use It?

Hearing Loss Association of Seattle, September 2014

Letters to the Editor: Not on the list

Published by New York Daily News, July 7, 2014

2013

EFHOH Newsletter: How can Hotels and Resorts Provide Effective Access for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing? - According to Johns Hopkins researchers, approximately 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. Since communication needs differ, these forms of commu- nication access should be available: 1- Assistive listening system/devices 2- CART (realtime […]
Courier-Journal: Letters to the Editor: Hearing for all - The Louisville Slugger Museum’s slogan is “hear the crack of the bat” which apparently, is only for some visitors. People who are hard of hearing must read captions. The museum will not provide an induction […]
Multichannel News: Help Needed on Closed Captioning - Imagine watching NCIS without faces because the closed captions obscured them. You could only identify the characters by their hair. Under the Federal Communications Commission’s closed-captioning order, there are no standards on how captions are […]
NJ Department of Human Services: Monthly Communicator: What is a T-Coil and How Do You Use It? - What is a T-coil? A T-coil (also known as the telecoil, telephone or audio coil) is a of copper wire that allows people to receive sound directly from a microphone when they switch their hearing aid […]

How can Hotels and Resorts Provide Effective Access for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing?

Published by EFHOH Newsletter, December 19, 2013

 

2012

Hearing Health & Technology Matters!: Eleven Misconceptions Teachers Should Know about Children with Hearing Loss - (1) People with hearing loss are older adults. According to NIDCD and the Better Hearing Institute, of the 36 million people in the United States with some degree of hearing loss, only 30% are 65 […]
The New York Times: Letters to the Editor: The Unbearable Noise of the City - Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Zagat provided ratings for noise? This is not an “old people’s issue,” as it is often perceived, but about providing excellent customer service. JANICE SCHACTER LINTZ Chairwoman, Hearing Access Program […]

2011

New York Post: Letters to the Editor: Hear here, Mike - Mayor Bloomberg claims that the issue with wheelchair-accessible taxis is that passengers are farther away and they cannot establish a dialogue. Why isn’t this an issue in London? It can be overcome by using a […]
NJ Department of Human Services: Monthly Communicator: How to use an Assistive Listening System at the Theater if you are Hard of Hearing? - The theater is a rich and enjoyable ex- perience, yet it can be a frustrating and stress-producing nightmare if you can- not understand what is happening. Who wants to attend an entertaining event if you […]

2010

The Benefits of Closed Captioning Commercials - Written by the Association of National Advertisers collaborating with Janice Schacter Lintz The ANA Production Management Committee recommends that all television commercials be closed captioned. Commercials that are closed captioned maximize the impact of an […]
Hearing Health: 17 Misconceptions About People with Hearing Loss - Misconceptions about people who are deaf or hard of hearing are commonplace-some are antiquated stereotypes, others just incorrect assumptions. It’s easy enough to get the wrong idea, as hearing loss can be an invisible disability-unlike […]

2009

The New York Times: Letters to the Editor: The Unbearable Noise of the City - Accessibility applies to people with hearing loss as well. Restaurants such as Buddakan are acoustical nightmares even for people with full hearing. Architects and designers need to consider acoustical issues such as sound absorption when […]
NJ Department of Human Services; Monthly Communicator: How to Manage Communication with a Hearing Loss During Your Hospital Stay - Being a patient with a hearing loss does not have to be frightening but preparation is needed. It is important to con- tact the hospital as far in advance as possible to discuss and request […]
NJ Department of Human Services: Monthly Communicator: How To Buy A Cell Phone When You Have A Hearing Loss - Purchasing a cell when you have a hearing loss can be a daunting task. How do consumers know which cell phones work for their hearing needs? Why do some cell phones work for some people […]

2008

The New York Times: Letters to the Editor: Gross Offense on Disability - Re “Paterson’s Office Is Not Amused by ‘Saturday Night Live’ Skit” (news article, Dec. 15): No one would ever think it was appropriate to make fun of a person because of his or her race, […]
Time Out New York: Reply all: Capital Offense - The headline “Deaf activities” [by LLanor Alleyne; I, New York; TONY 683] is insulting to people who are deaf…. TONY-11:13-19:08
Time Out New York: Reply all: Picture this - TONY should be part of the change of it is going to advocate it [We Change NewYork, TONY 668]. TONY-8:14-20:08
NJ Department of Human Services, Monthly Communicator: 11 Advocacy Tips for Parents - It seemed as if appropriate access at cultural institutions was unpredictable wherever our family went. Our daughter who wears binaural hearing aids never knew if the access she needed would be available. When we started […]

2007

The New York Times: Letters to the Editor: Disabled and Hungry. - To the Editor: Re “Battling Faux Disabilities and Fake Permits” (news article, Oct. 18): If California can regulate faux disabilities for parking permits, why can’t New York regulate people taking advantage of preferential seating for […]
TDI Bluebook: 11 Advocacy Tips for Parents - It seemed as if appropriate access at cultural institutions was unpredictable wherever our family went. Our daughter who wears binaural hearing aids never knew if the access she needed would be available. When we started […]

2006

The New York Times: Letters to the Editor: Phones and Hearing Aids - Re ”The Quagmire of Making International Cellphone Calls,” by Joe Sharkey (On the Road column, Business Day, Oct. 17): If Mr. Sharkey thought he had difficulty deciphering the international cellphone networks, he should try buying […]
Driven to Help the Hard of Hearing - Janice Schacter knows she can be a pain in the neck, and she doesn’t care. “People may perceive of me as a pushy mom, and I am,” she said. “But you do what you have […]

2005

Around The Temple - Temple member Janice Schacter has a special understanding of the frustration faced by thousands of New Yorkers suffering from deafness and hearing loss. When Mrs. Schacter’s 10-year-old daughter, Arielle, was diagnosed with moderate-to-severe hearing loss […]

2002

Parents magazine: DISNEY FUN THE FAIR WAY - In your article “Doing Disney Your Way” (June-July 2001), on of your strategies to beat the crowd is, “If you have a grandparent along who can’t walk well, rent a wheelchair (available at all parks). […]