July / August - 2009

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July / August - 2009

In This Issue . . .

COVER STORY
Racing with (Not Through) My Hearing Loss
By Jennifer Cheng
Our author -- a walker for hearing, a competitive cyclist, and an epidemiologist – talks about her hearing loss that was diagnosed at age 17. Read the whole article.

Little Feet are Stepping Up to Walk4Hearing
By Ronnie Adler
The 2009 HLAA Walk4Hearing is in full swing with the spring walks completed. Hear about these wonderful children as we head into the fall Walk4Hearing season.

Grace’s Law: A Lesson in Advocacy
By Lise Hamlin
This story is remarkable! Ten years ago, HLAA members in New Jersey spearheaded an effort to get hearing aids covered by insurance. It all started when a mom realized her daughter needed hearing aids after a newborn hearing a screening test.

The Music Program: Listening to Music Through Hearing Aids
By Mark Ross
Music is an important part of our lives. Listening to music with hearing aids and cochlear implants have gone to the forefront. We’ve covered cochlear implants and music in past issues. Now, Dr. Ross covers hearing aids.

And, more…