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Deaf Blind Camp of Maryland – Benefit Dinner & Auction

April 10, 2013 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness


Benefit Dinner and Auction

Saturday, April 27, 2013

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Arbutus United Methodist Church

1201 Maple Avenue, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Bid on quality gifts, theme baskets, gift cards,

Orioles and Ravens memorabilia

Have fun and enjoy a delicious meal (including vegetarian options).


Detach and return this with your payment by April 20.

Make checks payable to Deaf Interfaith.

Please mail to Toby Witte-Dix, 911 Regina Drive, Baltimore, MD  21227

Yes, please reserve _____# of tickets @ $15.00 each             _________

No, I can not come, please accept my enclosed donation      _________

_____________________________  ______________________________

Print name                                                                                    email address

For more information, contact Sandi at PastorSandi.Johnson@gmail.com.

If you need an SSP or wish to volunteer, contact Lisa at Gordoner1@aol.com.

Deaf Interfaith – Mrs.Toby Witte-Dix – 410.608.0607 – 911 Regina Drive – Baltimore, MD 21227



Restaurant Survey Results

March 1, 2011 in Education & Outreach, Hearing Loss & Deafness


We are excited to have so many participants sharing their experiences.  Because of the large amount of information, we have changed our format and put the results in a PDF spread sheet. 


Restaurant Survey

February 27, 2011 in Hearing Loss & Deafness, NVRC Announcements

Conversation Impossible


Do you enjoy checking out new neighborhood restaurants? Are you a person who can’t wait to visit a restaurant that got a good review to learn whether its cuisine really is the best?

You eagerly make your reservation and arrive full of anticipation, mouth watering as you read the tempting menu…but then, like many of us with a hearing loss, find having a conversation almost impossible.

Yes, the food is great, the atmosphere is lovely, your dinner companion is delightful, but it takes herculean effort to speech read. 

Only through sheer concentration do you catch the drift of the conversation and you leave exhausted and frustrated. Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema’s restaurant reviews give information about the decibel level. This is useful information, but more specifics would be helpful for those of us who contend with hearing loss. For instance, how busy and how loud does it get at lunch time? Are there good sound absorbing materials on the walls and floors? Is a booth available that gives better acoustics or an area in the restaurant that is quieter?

Although we can’t change the restaurant environment, it would be helpful to know what to expect once we get there.

This is where we need your help, and your opinion matters!

Share with us your experience by clicking on the link below or the Restaurant Survey button on our home page. Answer five short questions and then rate the restaurant racket!

NVRC will compile the reviews and make them available through our website, so be sure to check back often.

Mission Accomplished?
Finished dining and ready to
fill out the survey?

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Click here to link to the Survey

Click here for Survey Updates

For restaurant communication tips, check the NVRC fact sheet:

RestaurantStrategies 5-08

Restaurant Noise
Restaurant Acoustics
Noise in Restaurants: Consumers Sound Off