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March / April 2015


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In This Issue . . .


The Train is Leaving the Station: Hop On!
By Nancy Macklin
Here’s all the latest information and registration forms for the HLAA Convention 2015 in St. Louis, June 25-28.

State Agencies for People with Hearing Loss
By Lisa Kornberg
Learn about the National Association of State Agencies of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Subjects Being Sought
By Donna Sorkin and Teresa Zwolan
If you are 65 or older, there is a new study to examine expansion of Medicare criteria for cochlear implants. Read the whole article.

The Walk4Hearing and Alliances Help Communities Across the Nation
By Ronnie Adler

Lets Chat -- Changing Our Internal Conversations
By Michael Harvey
A psychologist asks his patients what thoughts they have about themselves and their hearing loss and gives tips on modifying your self-talk.

A Consumer’s Perspective
By Ann Liming
An HLAA member talks about her cochlear implant. Read the whole article.

Chilean SHHH
By Barbara Kelley
All it took was the foresight of one woman inspired by our organization in the U.S. to help people with hearing loss in Chile.

My Near Deaf Experience
By Mark Ross
An audiologist reflects on when he first lost his hearing.

Hearing and Health Care -- High Stakes Communication
By Kathi Mestayer
Although health care workers have a strong streak of compassion, it’s complicated and ever-changing when there are patients with hearing loss.

[Please] Don’t Call Me Names
By Robin Itzler
The author talks frankly about the terms hard of hearing and hearing impaired that are often used by others to describe her.

It’s a Fact -- The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease
By Anna Gilmore Hall
Read the whole article.