September / October - 2008

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September / October - 2008


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In This Issue . . .

COVER STORY
The Road to Acceptance
By Patrick Holkins
A college student talks candidly about his hearing loss. Plus, resources for young adults with hearing loss.

Ollie Cantos Writes
Dynamic HLAA Convention keynoter Olegario D. Cantos, VII, Esq., Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Writes, “A Systematic Approach to Arming Students and Job Seekers with Disabilities and Their Advocates in Securing Meaningful Employment"

Succeeding in College with a Hearing Loss
Check out "Hard of Hearing Students in Postsecondary Education: A Guide for Service Providers," a resource developed by the Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet)

Hearing Aid Fitting: Getting it Right (And, is that all there is?)
By Mark Ross
Our author makes another great case for standards of care and excellence in hearing aid fittings.

We’ve Looped West Michigan: Can We Loop America?
By David G. Myers
A hearing-aid-compatible world in West Michigan sets the example for what technology can do. Read the whole article.

Reno Wrap-Up: HLAA Convention 2008
By Barbara Kelley and Photos by Jim Montgomery
Activities, photos, sponsors and more from this year’s HLAA Convention.

The Making of an Eagle Scout
By Thelma Martin
A story about an unlikely ambassador for hearing loss.