Of outrage, airplanes, and chandeliers

By Michael A. Harvey “I was outraged on his behalf.” The accessibility advocate Barbara Johnson was referring to having met someone with hearing loss who didn’t understand that his employer was obligated to provide accommodations, and that his company would also benefit if he could contribute rather than withdraw. In contrast to Barbara’s outrage, he…

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Bad attitudes toward hearing and hearing loss abound: Any ideas to improve them?

By David H. Kirkwood  The science and technology available to treat hearing loss improve by the day, yet it sometimes seems that society’s attitudes toward hearing, hearing loss, and those who have it are as backward as ever. A particularly terrible example of stupidity and insensitivity toward those who can’t hear was reported this week…

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