November / December - 2012

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November / December - 2012


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In This Issue . . .


COVER STORY
The Hear Nor There Project
By Marisa Sarto
A photojournalist talks about hearing loss as an invisible disability. Her current project is to capture hearing loss and personal experiences in a photo essay.

“Between Two Worlds” – The Ambiguity of Partial Deafness
By Rocky Stone
As the Hearing Loss Association of America celebrates its 33rd anniversary this November, we look back at Founder Rocky Stone’s editorials from his column “An Invisible Condition.”

Better Hearing, Better Health: The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Health Related Quality of Life
By Brad Ingrao
Dr. Ingrao presents research on the topic and gives helpful advice as an audiologist.

Convention 2013 – We’re Headed West to the City of Roses
By Nancy Macklin
Join us in Portland, Oregon, June 27-30 for HLAA Convention 2013. Register now and receive early-bird discounts.

Shopping for Phones
By Lise Hamlin
With the new iPhone 5 hot on the market, it’s a good time to talk about phones that work for people with hearing loss. 

Friendship Doesn’t Discriminate by Age
By Hayleigh Scott and Netagene Kirkpatrick
Across the miles, these two have struck up an unlikely friendship with a common interest.

Seen & Heard: George Kosovich

Lucky
By Vern Thayer
An HLAA member looks back over the years and remembers how it all started when he met a few people who encouraged him to get help with his hearing loss.

From the Executive Director’s Desk
By Brenda Battat
In an historical communiqué, three major professional organizations share their thoughts about the future of hearing health care delivery. Read the whole article.

President’s Message
By Diana Bender
The Board of Trustees embarks on a search for a new executive director.