September / October 2013

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September / October 2013


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In This Issue . . .


COVER STORY
Shouting Won't Help, but Writing About It Did
By Katherine Bouton
A former editor of The New York Times talks about why she wrote her book and her coming to realize that admitting her hearing loss was the key.

HLAA’s New Executive Director’s Vision for the Future
By Anna Gilmore Hall
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The City of Roses Welcomed HLAA with Open Arms
By Nancy Macklin
Here’s the wrap-up of an exciting time at Convention 2013 this past June in Portland, Oregon.

New Avenues Break the Cost Barrier
By Ed Belcher
The Internet has changed the world including hearing health care delivery. [Read the whole article]

Oh My Aching Ears: Hearing Loss and the Listening Effort
By Brad Ingrao
What’s an acoustically toxic environment for people with hearing loss? The author explains and gives solutions.

Hearing Aids and the Affordable Care Act
By Lise Hamlin and David Gayle
We have an opportunity to advocate for more hearing aid coverage in the Affordable Care Act. Here’s why and how.

America’s Getting in the Hearing Loop
By Stephen O. Frazier
The author reports on the encouraging progress in the United States and hearing loop installations in public places.

Seen and Heard: Debbie Mohney

Mickey Mouse and Yogi Bear
By Jane Biehl
A childhood memory of not being able to hear lingers. But, in the end, our author is left with a great gift from her dad.