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In This Issue . . .

Our Party of Five Madeline's Story
By Melissa DiNofia-Bozzone
It’s hard to imagine the emotional whirl when parents learn their child has a hearing loss, especially if they’ve never known any other toddler with hearing loss. A mother shares her personal experience with hearing loss and their two-year-old daughter. [Read the whole article]

Walk4Hearing: A Family’s Story about Madeline’s Milestones
By Julie Fisher
Jason Bozzone talks to Hearing Loss Magazine about his daughter, Madeline, and Madeline’s Milestones. [Read the whole article]

National Sponsors Create Awareness for the Walk4Hearing
By Noreen Gibbens
One of the 2013 sponsors talks about why they support the HLAA Walk4Hearing.

The Countdown is On!
By Nancy Macklin
The excitement builds for Convention 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Here is the latest news and registration information.

Closed Captioning Frustrations – How to Get Some Help
By Carol Studenmund
Here’s how consumers can help improve the quality of captioning on TV.

Hooked on Bionics
By George Barany
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and in honor of the event, world-renowned puzzle creator creates a doozie for our readers. Mini spoiler: an HLAA member is revealed in the puzzle.
[Download Puzzle]   [Download Answer Key]

Advocacy, One Person at a Time
By Lise Hamlin
What we do at HLAA can certainly be on the large scale of public policy and federal regulations. However, we also help people advocate for their rights at the most personal level of living well with hearing loss.

Can You Hear Me Now? Maximizing Your Hearing on the Phone
By Brad Ingrao
The phone is a lifeline for people. Here are some technical tips as well as some communication strategies to help.

Hearing Loss: My Secondary Disability
By Rosemarie Kasper
Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a rare genetic condition. Add hearing loss to this and it could mean a lot of frustration and insurmountable challenges; but, not for our spirited author.

Seen and Heard: Teri Wathen from Richmond, Texas

From the Executive Director’s Desk By Brenda Battat
“Actively Dying” [Read the whole article]