Captions Will Capture the Votes

Lauren Storck writes about the crucial need for captioning – on social media as well as at live campaign events – to help voters with hearing loss understand their candidates’ election platforms.   By Lauren Storck   We the people! If you are part of a country that votes, you want to protect not only your right to vote, but…

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Unheard Melodies Can Still Be Sweet

Editor’s Note: We thought Katherine Bouton’s post at The Better Hearing Consumer last week was worth sharing today with our readers at Hearing Views. She is the author of “Shouting Won’t Help: Why I – and 50 Million Other Americans – Can’t Hear You,” which was just re-released in paperback. It’s no secret that hearing aids…

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Reader’s Choice 2013: The Proven Benefits of Real-Time Captioning Should Be Available to All

This post is a Reader’s Choice selection for 2013.   By Lauren E. Storck A survey conducted recently by the Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC) revealed that the benefits of real-time captioning for persons with hearing loss are both diverse and important. Responses from the 220 survey participants also underscored the need to make…

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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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