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War’s disabled survivors must also be remembered—and helped

The following post from David Kirkwood holds as much value today as it did 5 years ago.  It is especially cogent when read in the light of the recent FTC public hearing regarding patient education and empowerment.  Sage advice usually stays in style.   By David H. Kirkwood, June 6 2012 Memorial Day was established…

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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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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…

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We Must Return to Our Rehabilitative Roots: Part II

Today’s post concludes last week’s discussion by Dr. Maurice H. Miller: Uniting the Profession  Audiology has unfortunately faltered since Alpiner and McCarthy{{1}}[[1]]Alpiner, J.G. & McCarthy, P.A. (2000). Rehabilitative Audiology: Children and Adults. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. [[1]] concluded, in 1973, that there was one common thread that should hold audiologists together: “Their practice and engagement…

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