March / April - 2010

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March / April - 2010

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In This Issue . . .

Come to Milwaukee and Be Inspired!
By Nancy Macklin
The City of Festivals and its people welcome HLAA Convention 2010. Here is your complete guide and registration information. Read the whole article.

Hearing with Our Brain: Karen’s Journey Back to the World of Sound
By Barbara Liss Chertok
What is an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) and who is a candidate? Here is a scientific and personal perspective. Read the whole article.

Adam Mednick Became Noted Neurologist Despite Profound Hearing Loss
By Manny Strumpf
Read about a physician with a hearing loss in private practice who doesn’t take many notes during appointments because he’s reading his patients’ lips.

They Can Change a Life - A Message to the Pros
By Colin Cantlie and Joe Gordon
Captioning Advocates Cantlie and Gordon take on the profession that gives them access to the world.

Changing Lives in the Developing World
By Paige Stringer
The Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss is empowers teachers of deaf and hard of hearing children in Vietnam with the tools they need to help young children learn to communicate through spoken language. Read the whole article.

I Just Got Hearing Aids…Is That All There Is?
By Mark Ross
A group Aural Rehabilitation (AR) program for adults can provide valuable information and assistance beyond the hearing aids alone, no matter how well fitted the aids may be .

Compound Grief and Hearing Loss
By Marc F. Zola
Hearing loss impacts all members of the family system. Understanding one another’s grief can have a positive impact on how each member’s grief is managed.

A Winning Combination
By Marty Birnbaum
Hear what this football fan has to say about cheering for the home team.

From the Executive Director’s Desk
By Brenda Battat
Read the column.