November / December 2016

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November / December 2016

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In This Issue . . .

Message from the Executive Director
by Barbara Kelley
The Year in Review. Read the whole article.

Hearing Loss Can Be a Beautiful Thing
by Emma Faye Rudkin
Miss San Antonio 2015 and 2017 shares her experiences with hearing loss and how her faith keeps her going.

A New School Year: Let the Learning Begin
by Rachel Fogg
A tenth-grade student born with hearing loss offers some life lessons.

Walk4Hearing National Sponsors: We Couldn’t Do This Without You
by Ronnie Adler
National sponsors are critical to the success of the Walk4Hearing, and financial support is only a portion of what they give.

When the Student Becomes the Teacher
by Shelby Hersey
Going through school – and life – with a hearing loss inspires the author to become the same teacher she disliked years ago. Read the whole article.

Earbuds, Headphones and Hearing Loss
by Leslie Lesner
Teens are listening to music that is too loud and for too long, and they are taking a big risk.

Confidence Comes When You Truly Find Yourself
by Larry Medwetsky
Frequent Hearing Loss Magazine contributor takes a break from technology-related articles to share his inspiring personal journey with hearing loss.

HLAA2017 Convention: We're Shaking it Up in Salt Lake City!
by Nancy Macklin
We’ve concocted a recipe for an out-of-this-world Convention in 2017. Read the whole article.

Raising Awareness of Hearing Loss on a Global Scale
by Barbara Liss Chertok
An interview with Ruth Warick, president of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. Read the whole article.

Seen & Heard: David A. Bitters Sr.

HLAA Corporate Member Column: Cochlear North America
By Patricia Trautwein
Read the whole article.

HLAA Chapter and State News

Book Review: Wired for Sound: A Journey Into Hearing
Reviewed by Lydia Gregoret

Advocacy: On the Job With Hearing Loss
by Lise Hamlin
Read the whole article.