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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Pygmalion, Golem and Little Engines

HearingHealthMatters.org features two blogs by teacher Bonnie Stone this week.  In Hearing Views, she questions the rationale behind the advice to keep expectations low for the success of her cochlear implant.  When you are finished with this article, read her guest blog in the Better Hearing Consumer, where she discusses how the devastation of sudden hearing loss…

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A Journey of Discovery: Why I Decided to Tell My Family’s Story

By Lydia Denworth My son Alex was the first deaf or hard of hearing child I ever knew in any meaningful way. When his hearing loss was identified just before his second birthday, I was sad and scared and anxious—as many parents in the same situation often are. More than anything though I felt the…

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The Evolution of Auditory Implantable Devices

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from HHTM’s own hearing technology expert, Dr. Wayne Staab. This post is part of an ongoing, six–part series discussing the evolution of hearing technology. We’re sure our readers at Hearing Views will enjoy this week’s review of how implantable auditory technology has evolved over the years. Cochlear Implant – William House,…

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