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Timothy Chambers – Living a Creative life with Usher Syndrome

By Cindy Dyer

Following in his father’s footsteps, Timothy Chambers became a full-time portrait painter. Even a diagnosis of Usher syndrome at age 30 didn’t keep him from pursuing his passion for painting.

Saving Vision for People with Usher Syndrome

By Ben Shaberman

Usher syndrome is the leading cause of combined hearin and vision loss. However, there is encouraging progress for treatment and cures.

Seen and Heard

HLAA Member Molly Corum

A Newborn Baby and a Cure for Hearing Loss – Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Repair

By Jim Baumgartner and Linda Baumgartner

Here’s exciting research about how the cells from a newborn’s umbilical cord can possibly be a cure for hearing loss

Understanding the Fundamentals of the Audiogram … So What?

By Larry Medwetsky

How many of us truly know what our audiogram means? Take Audiogram 101 and you will be an expert. Please see the September/October 2014 issue for part II.


It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that “Bling”

By Anna Bella and Suzanne D’Amico

For the Fashionista…all the latest decorative products for hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Hearing Aid Coverage Under Medicare – We CAN Do It!

By Lise Hamlin

HLAA is working for you on hearing aid coverage under Medicare.

Unwrapping My Passion Once Again

By Karen Putz

Meet this barefoot water skier with hearing loss.

Consumer Technology Initiative – Providing Solutions for Consumers with Hearing Loss

By Anna Gilmore Hall

We are fortunate to live in a time of great technological advancements. The HLAA Consumer Technology Initiative can make an immediate difference in the lives of people with hearing loss by removing communication barriers, opening doors, keeping people in the workplace, creating opportunities for an active social life, and by helping to maintain and build new relationships with family and friends.