Eleven misconceptions teachers should know about children with hearing loss

By Janice Schacter Lintz   (1) People with hearing loss are older adults. According to NIDCD and the Better Hearing Institute, of the 36 million people in the United States with some degree of hearing loss, only 30% are 65 or older.   (2) A child who responds to sound does not have a hearing…

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Hearing health gets a star turn in the media: So what if it’s in a farce?

By David H. Kirkwood There are an awful lot of health-related subjects that capture the attention of the news media. Whenever there’s a hint of progress toward curing cancer, losing weight, warding off old age, improving one’s face or figure, or treating anxiety, depression, or pain, you can count on every communications medium out there…

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The picture is looking brighter for hard-of-hearing movie fans

By David H. Kirkwood It may not be quite a Hollywood ending, but it seems that better times are on the horizon for movie lovers whose hearing loss has prevented them from pursuing their passion. I certainly hope so. As someone who shares their passion for movies, I can empathize with the disappointment and frustration…

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