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Tammany Times: Deaf Action Center advocates for hearing-impaired

he phone rings and a translator answers, asking me to wait for someone to pick up at the Deaf Action Center-North Shore.

I set up an appointment to meet with David Welch, co-director of the center, which helps people who have hearing loss, are deaf or are deaf and blind live independent and productive lives.

The interview with Welch, who is deaf, is conducted in person, but on paper. (While interpreters are available on phone calls, none are actually located at the center.)