There’s a right to hear or not to hear, but none to deny another’s right to hear

Editors Note: This post was originally posted February 2012. By David H. Kirkwood Two recent posts at Hearing Views addressed basic rights related to hearing health care: the right to have access to hearing care technology and services and the right not to use that access.   “AN ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFIT” The February 8 Hearing…

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The kids are all right: Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings

David Kirkwood first published this post in June of 2011. In 2016, we are still working to have universal newborn hearing screenings across the world. Nearly everyone would agree that there is never a good time for a baby to be born deaf or with a significant hearing loss. And children who suffer hearing loss…

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Beware the Black Market for Hearing Aid Parts

By Lolly Wigall I don’t shop on eBay much, but there are lots of people who do.  I have an account and over the years I have purchased flower seeds for my garden and sunscreens to cover patios, but that’s about it.  I just rarely check the website.  But after a recent experience, I have…

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Making a List – Checking It Twice: Someone’s Been Very Naughty

By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Over the past several months, the Crabby Audiologist has been doing a little historical review of Audiology’s transition from a tiny, barely known profession to one that’s made it onto the 10 Best Jobs List the last several years running. In that transition, no one can deny the importance of ASHA’s…

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