Dreams of a Hearing Impaired Rocket Scientist

Edward Ciołkowskia was a Polish orthodox priest who was deported deep into the heart of Russia on the order of Alexander II because of his political activities.  Edward Russianized his name and married an educated Tartar woman; they had 18 children of whom Konstantin was fifth.  Living about 120 miles south of Moscow in the Spassky District, young Konstantin’s…

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The Hearing Loss of Desmond Tutu

This past week the world was saddened by the passing of a truly historic figure and the “father of his country,” Nelson Mandela. As this is prepared at Hearing International, President Obama and four former US presidents, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush  are on their way to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the memorial ceremonies. Archbishop emeritus…

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