July / August 2014

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July / August 2014

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In This Issue . . .

Timothy Chambers – Living a Creative life with Usher Syndrome
By Cindy Dyer
Following in his father’s footsteps, Timothy Chambers became a full-time portrait painter. Even a diagnosis of Usher syndrome at age 30 didn’t keep him from pursuing his passion for painting.

Saving Vision for People with Usher Syndrome
By Ben Shaberman
Usher syndrome is the leading cause of combined hearin and vision loss. However, there is encouraging progress for treatment and cures.

Seen and Heard
HLAA Member Molly Corum

A Newborn Baby and a Cure for Hearing Loss  Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Repair
By Jim Baumgartner and Linda Baumgartner
Here’s exciting research about how the cells from a newborn’s umbilical cord can possibly be a cure for hearing loss

Understanding the Fundamentals of the Audiogram … So What?
By Larry Medwetsky
How many of us truly know what our audiogram means? Take Audiogram 101 and you will be an expert.
Read the whole article.  Please see the September/October 2014 issue for part II.

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that “Bling”
By Anna Bella and Suzanne D’Amico
For the Fashionista…all the latest decorative products for hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Hearing Aid Coverage Under Medicare – We CAN Do It!
By Lise Hamlin
HLAA is working for you on hearing aid coverage under Medicare.

Unwrapping My Passion Once Again
By Karen Putz
Meet this barefoot water skier with hearing loss.

Consumer Technology Initiative – Providing Solutions for Consumers with Hearing Loss
By Anna Gilmore Hall
Read the whole article.