iPhones and Hearing-Aid Compatibility: Re-Defining Accessibility?

Kathi Mestayer takes a look at the possible changes to rules for wireless hearing aid compatibility, including Apple’s request to be exempt from putting telecoils in their iPhones.   By Kathi Mestayer     Apple has certainly been in its share of dust-ups lately.  Now there’s one that has raised eyebrows in the hard-of-hearing tech…

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The Spiritual Self: Unsung Victim of Hearing Loss

By Kevin Liebe, Au.D. We rarely discuss the spiritual impact when talking about the many negative consequences of hearing loss. Maybe it’s because discussing religion can be something of a taboo in our culture. Many of us cling to the old wisdom that you should, “never discuss politics or religion in polite company.” Today, however,…

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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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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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