Happy New Year!

Dear Readers:happy-new-year-2014

During this holiday season, the editors at Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) are taking some time off. However, we are not leaving you without anything to read on our blog this week. Instead, we are publishing a special holiday edition filled with what we call our Readers’ Choices.

The Readers’ Choices are the posts published on each of our individual blogs that drew the most readers out of the 250,000 people who visited HHTM in 2013.

Whether or not you have read these Readers’ Choice posts before, we think you will enjoy them. And be sure to return next week when all of us editors, our batteries recharged, will publish an issue filled with fascinating new posts to get 2014, HHTM’s fourth year online, off to a great start.

– David Kirkwood, Editor, Hearing Health & Technology Matters


About Gael Hannan

Gael Hannan is a writer, speaker and advocate on hearing loss issues. In addition to her weekly blog for HearingHealthMatters.org, which has an international following, Gael wrote the acclaimed book "The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss". She is regularly invited to present her uniquely humorous and insightful work to appreciative audiences around the world. Gael has received many awards for her work, which includes advocacy for a more inclusive society for people with hearing loss. She lives with her husband on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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  1. Eric Rosenthal NYU ITP scientist in residence and Michelle Temple, alumni and adjunct professor have announced the launch of their kickstarter for the assistive hearing device “W ear” that they have been working on for the past year. W ear was made with the objective to provide a low-cost hearing aid alternative for individuals who suffer from hearing loss. W ear is an analog wearable which uses a low profile micro-miniature, patent pending, directional microphone technology. W ear was not designed to be a hearing aid replacement, however we hope to provide an assistive device for those who need a low-cost option to improve the quality of their hearing. W ear can also be used as a high quality directional microphone for general audio recording.

    Please help them get the word out. They appreciate your support.

    Check out their kickstarter at:


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