"Ear mark" arm band produced to support the communication need of hard of hearing people

The arm band with an ear mark which the Yamaguchi city made.
[photo: http://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/]

August 17, 2012

The Yamaguchi city office in Yamaguchi Prefecture made about 60 arm bands with an "ear mark" which hard of hearing persons put on asking for communication by writing.

The city office lends the arm band out to a hard of hearing person to be used at a time of disaster, evacuation, etc.

The yellow-colored arm band, 10cm long and 40cm wide, has the design of an ear mark and a printed phrase saying "Please write down."

It was a result to the request made by the Yamaguchi Prefecture Association of the Deafened and Hard of Hearing in June; "Many people tend to see a person with hearing loss is not disabled from the appearance.  An arm band will help us in an emergency, etc."

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