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SenateBill Number: 963Primary Sponsor: WilsonCommittee Number: 10Type of Legislation: CRSubject: Better Hearing and Speech Month designatedResiding Body: SenateComputer Document Number: BR1/1666.ACIntroduced Date: May 07, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: May 15, 1991Last History Type: Recommitted to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Wilson Lourie Matthews Martschink Giese CoursonType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 963 Senate May 15, 1991 Recommitted to Committee 10 963 Senate May 15, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 10 963 Senate May 07, 1991 Introduced, referred to 10 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO RECOGNIZE MAY AS BETTER HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH, TO DESIGNATE MAY 9, 1991, AS "SHHH (SELF-HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE) DAY" AT THE STATE HOUSE, AND TO THANK THOSE GROUPS WORKING TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THE HEARING IMPAIRED.
Whereas, approximately three hundred thousand South Carolinians of all ages have a mild to severe hearing loss; and
Whereas, this number is expected to increase as the number of older South Carolinians increases; and
Whereas, nearly eighty-seven percent of these South Carolinians who are hard of hearing suffer a hearing loss that does not preclude language development but that may require accommodation that is available with adequate resources for evaluation and treatment; and
Whereas, many who are hard of hearing lose their acute hearing as they grow older and fail to recognize or admit it, unnecessarily diminishing their quality of life; and
Whereas, South Carolinians of all ages who have limited hearing experience many frustrations in daily life as a result of their hearing loss; and
Whereas, service providers give much care and assistance to the hearing impaired but are often unaware of the special needs of this population; and
Whereas, the hearing impaired, through their own efforts, and through the efforts of their families, service providers, local and state, public and private agencies and organizations, can be and are productive members of society; and
Whereas, to further these efforts and to assist in promoting their quality of life, these citizens should have access to all the benefits of society and especially the benefits of increased technology at work and home and in travel and recreational endeavors. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the General Assembly recognizes May as "Better Hearing and Speech Month" and designates May 9, 1991, as "SHHH (Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People) Day". The General Assembly also wishes to thank those groups that are working to improve the lives of the hearing impaired, especially the Palmetto Columbia Chapter of Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, and the South Carolina Association of the Deaf for providing leadership, advocacy, and support for people who have hearing problems.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Palmetto Columbia Chapter of Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, and the South Carolina Association of the Deaf.