May / June 2017

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May / June 2017


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In This Issue . . .


The Statistic in the Room
By Barbara Kelley
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For This Marine, It’s Service Above Self
By Don Doherty
Incoming HLAA Board of Trustees Chairperson Don Doherty shares his personal journey and how a lifetime of service continues.

Where We Are and Where We’re Headed –
The Importance of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids to the Future of Hearing Health Care
By Frank R. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Despite the importance of hearing loss and its possible consequences, there have never been any national initiatives to confront it as a public health priority, until recently. Read the whole article.

Low-Cost Hearing Devices: The Possibilities and Limitations
By Larry Medwetsky
Readily-available, inexpensive hearing amplification products such as PSAPs are here to stay. They can be of benefit to some, but they’re not for everyone. Read the whole article.

HLAA2017 Convention – Next Stop: Salt Lake City!
By Niaz Siasi
It’s the final countdown to HLAA2017 Convention and we hope you’re as excited as we are!

Featured Products
A sneak peek at some of the latest products and technology in hearing loss that you will see at HLAA2017 Convention.

Advocacy: Action Alert! Show Your Support for the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017
By Lise Hamlin
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HLAA Chapters: Looping Rhode Island Improving the Quality of Life for Those with
Hearing Loss

By Anne McDonald

Book Review: Making Music with a Hearing Loss

Message from the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
By Margaret Wallhagen

Walk4Hearing
By Ronnie Adler and Ann Rancourt

Letter to the Editor