Survey for People who are Deaf/ Hard of Hearing
As part of the Coalition’s involvement with the EARS Group (Emergency Awareness and Readiness Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing), we have learned about this important survey for people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. The EARS program exists to provide emergency preparedness training, appropriate early warning equipment, and the coordination of emergency services for the benefit of Tennessee residents who are Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened and Deaf-blind
The survey is specifically designed for the people who are deaf and hard of hearing and is part of a research project being conducted by the National Center for Emergency Preparedness at Vanderbilt University to help develop better alerting and warning processes during severe weather, such as tornado outbreaks. The main objective is to save lives and to understand more clearly the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing public when severe weather alerts occur. The information contained in the survey will also be used to develop a general profile of the hearing loss community in the State which will be used in future projects designed to help communities in their preparedness and response activities.
Things you should know about the survey.
- You may decline to take the survey, participate or withdraw from participation at any time without consequences.
- Data from the survey will be stored in a secure and locked area. The data will be held for a period of 3 years and then destroyed.
- No personal identification information will be asked for.
- The research results will be used for publication.
If you are interested in participating in the survey please click on the survey link below, which will allow you to access the survey.
If you have any questions about the survey please contact John Walsh at:
John J. Walsh, Jr.
National Center for Emergency Preparedness
461 21st Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37240-1104