May / June - 2008

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May / June - 2008


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In This Issue . . .

COVER STORY
Chronicles of a Bionic Woman
By Abbie Cranmer
HLAA member and hearing aid wearer talks about losing the rest of her hearing during a routine surgery. Then, she opts for a cochlear implant.

Big Changes are Coming to Broadcast Television
By Catherine Seidel
Big changes are coming to broadcast television. On February 17, 2009, all full-power broadcast television stations are required to stop broadcasting in analog and continue broadcasting in digital only. The FCC talks about what this means to people who depend on captioning.

Listening to Music Through a Cochlear Implant: Part I
By Mark Ross
Our popular author devises his personal training program for listening to music with his new cochlear implant. Read the whole article.

The “Grey Cat” Pads Softly: Hearing Loss and Denial
By Theresa Cochran
Progressive hearing loss sneaks up so subtly that one may not even realize the low-level depression, or can admit to it.

The Princess
By Shanna Bartlett Groves
Pretending she could hear wasn’t much fun for this author