Piloting planes? Impossible for people with hearing issues? Wrong! Prepare to change your thinking after reading these personal accounts.
As this pilot reveals, “[using visual cues for] deaf and hard-of-hearing people applies to everyone using English as a second language”, with safety enhanced for both types of student, particularly in pressure situations.
Educating Toward The Aviation Industry
Students with hearing issues across the US, can engage in STEM education by designing and building virtual airplanes, through an exciting new link-up by education technology firm Fly To Learn and the Deaf Pilots Association.
Aspiring pilots who want to fly a plane themselves, can try a hearing solution from a chiropractor and audiologist! The ComPilot from hearing-vendor Phonak, pairs hearing devices with in-flight headsets or listening systems to limit radio interference and cabin noise on the ground and airborne.
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