Table of Contents

Melissa Puleo Adams—Sixth Time’s a Charm

By Barbara Kelley

Spirit and tenacity describe Melissa. Read her story about rejection and how she never gave up her dream of becoming an NFL cheerleader.

Middle Ear Implants and Bone-Conduction Hearing Devices

By Brad Ingrao

Here’s an in-depth look at three alternative hearing systems.

Convention 2012 Wrap-up

By Nancy Macklin

Come take a look at photos from the biggest hearing-friendly event this year.

Improving Hearing Care—Make Your Voice Heard!

By Susan Clutterbuck

Results from the EARtrak survey reveal whether or not consumers’ opinions are heard by their hearing care providers.

Seen & Heard

Rewarding Great Ideas—The Benefits of the Walk4Hearing

By Ronnie Adler

Here are some great stories about how Walk4Hearing funds are put to good use in local communities.

NVRC: A Model Community Center Improving Communication, Changing Lives

By Scott J. Bally

The author reveals how NVRC is changing lives in the community.

HLAA Corporate Member Column

By Darla Franz, MED-EL

From the Executive Director’s Desk

By Brenda Battat

International Federation of Hard of Hearing People 9th World Congress.


President’s Message

By Diana Bender