The kids are all right: Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings

David Kirkwood first published this post in June of 2011. In 2016, we are still working to have universal newborn hearing screenings across the world. Nearly everyone would agree that there is never a good time for a baby to be born deaf or with a significant hearing loss. And children who suffer hearing loss…

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A talent for teaching is a terrible thing to waste

By David H. Kirkwood All of us can look back to our childhood and remember teachers who made a positive and permanent difference in our lives.  I was fortunate to have quite a few, including Miss Lamb, my first grade teacher, who not only taught me to read, but also showed me how much fun…

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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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Searching for a Little Quiet in a Noisy World

By Lolly Wigall For the past nine months I have attended a weekly meditation group meeting. The group meets on Wednesday night from 6:30 until 8 pm.  We share a little about what has been happening in our lives.  Each person shares whatever they like.  We share only what we want to.  The leader of…

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