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…

Read More

Walking for Hearing Loss Awareness and Other Worthy Causes

By Lolly Wigall I know it is fall because the leaves are turning reds and yellows and browns. I grew up in sunny California and despite the reputation that California has no seasons, it is not true. There are seasons in California. The winter does require a coat, but usually we can do without the…

Read More

Leveraging smart phone technology to realize a system of teleaudiology

By Peter G. Jacobs and Gabrielle H. Saunders According to a report from the World Health Organization, only 10% of the almost 300 million people worldwide who are estimated to have moderate-to-profound hearing impairment use hearing aids or other assistive technology. The statistics are even worse in developing countries where fewer than 1 in 40…

Read More