Appeals court reinstates ADA suit brought against college by student with hearing loss

By Fred Cohen Last June, I discussed a federal district (i.e., trial) court decision in the case of Argenyi v. Creighton University, 2011 WL 4431177 (D. Neb. 2011) (not reported elsewhere). The court granted summary judgment to Creighton, the defendant, finding, in effect, that no further discovery, and certainly not a trial, was necessary because…

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Spread the word about HLAA

By David H. Kirkwood I had a most enjoyable conversation the other day with Anna Gilmore Hall, the new executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She’s been in that position for only a month or two ago, and is quick to acknowledge that she’s still learning the territory. Our get-acquainted talk…

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Imagining a future where hearing loops double the value of hearing instruments

In the following Hearing View, Dr. David Myers envisions a future transformed by the universal availability of hearing loops and telecoils. His presentation here is based on his acceptance remarks on receiving the 2013 Oticon Focus on People Award for Advocacy. The Focus on People Awards Luncheon took place May 16 at Oticon, Inc. headquarters…

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Kudos to us for making accessibility a priority!

By Ruth Bentler and Kassie McLaughlin The University of Iowa has made a huge commitment to persons with hearing loss in its decision to loop all upcoming construction on the campus! As a result of the devastating flood of 2008, a number of buildings were damaged and will now be rebuilt at higher elevations (yes,…

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