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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Seven ways hearing healthcare providers can fill those empty waiting rooms

By Brian Taylor Last week at Hearing Views, I talked about why so many audiologists and other hearing care providers look out from their offices and see empty waiting rooms. I also discussed some defense strategies that practitioners can deploy to protect our profession from disruptive innovations that threaten its future. This week, I’m suggesting…

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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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