Table of Contents

Taking the Plunge – A Love Story

By Tom and Tina Hamblin

After meeting through a CART reporter, this couple took the plunge in more ways than one.

Getting it Right the First Time: Best Practices in Hearing Aid Fitting

By Brad Ingrao

This article focuses on the best practices for hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting developed and published by several professional audiology organizations.

What the Hearing Professionals Should Tell Us

By Gael Hannon

Here’s a practical look at information that would be helpful to those who have hearing loss.

Hearing Aid Consumers…Know Your Options

By Kathleen Mennillo

The author explains the bundling method of hearing aid pricing.

Hearing Loss and Dementia

By Michael Ann Bower

What can you as a person with hearing loss do to avoid the misdiagnosis of dementia when it is really your hearing loss that is the issue?

Mandy Harvey – Musically Inclined

By Barbara Kelley

An interview with a young jazz singer who takes refuge in the music and styles of the 1950s.

The Young Faces of Hearing Loss

By Bill Barkeley

Join the author on the Hear the World: Amplifying the Grand Canyon Expedition with and share the adventure with young people with hearing loss.


This is a Test. This is Only a Test

By Lise Hamlin

The author explains the emergency alert system test that took place on November 9, 2011, and what it means to people with hearing loss.


This issue we feature two HLAA members: Sam Spitzer of New York and Anne Taylor of Georgia.

From the Executive Director’s Desk

By Brenda Battat

More Options for Consumers.


HLAA Convention 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island

By Nancy Macklin

Register now.