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This issue delves into the important role that the arts play in our lives. Find inspiration from a musician and sound engineer who persevered in the face of severe tinnitus and unexplained hearing loss. Reflect on how four contemporary films depict characters with hearing loss. Be amazed by how a young woman born with hearing loss has tapped into other senses to pursue her love of music as a violinist. Learn about recent advocacy for captioning in live theaters. And pick up some technology know-how to make your TV time a more enjoyable listening experience. It’s all here—and more. We encourage you to relax and enjoy this issue. If you’re not already a member, please join HLAA today.
Choosing Hope: Musician, Sound Engineer Perseveres to Save His Hearing
By Fabia D’Arienzo
This is a story of loss, discovery, hope, determination and gratitude. At once, it inspires
and reminds us that how we address our challenges and turn our misfortunes into blessings
A Note From Our Executive Director
By Barbara Kelley
The HLAA Mission Is Fully Alive!
Thoughts From Our Board Chair
By Richard Einhorn
The Near Future
Hollywood and Hearing Loss: What Four Contemporary Films Say About Us
By Nan E. Johnson
How the entertainment industry depicts characters with hearing loss shapes perceptions. This analysis takes a thoughtful look at four films, makes some keen observations, and proposes enlightened changes.
Book Nook / The Two B’s: A Review of Hearing Beethoven
By Richard Einhorn
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the greatest musical geniuses who ever lived. But in this insightful review, we see that first and foremost, he was human—and his experience with hearing loss wasn’t so very different from that of others.
Improving Your TV Time Enjoyment With Technology
By Brad Ingrao
Whether it’s a Netflix series, the Bravo channel or the NFL Sunday Ticket, watching TV should be relaxing downtime. In this informative article, audiologist Brad Ingrao gives readers practical technology tips on how to make TV time a more enjoyable listening experience.
VA Provides HLAA With Helpful Information for Veterans
By Lucille B. Beck
This one is a must-read for Veterans and their families. Brimful of actionable information directly from the Department of Veterans Affairs, this article provides the perfect overview of the services available to help Veterans with hearing loss, tinnitus and other types of auditory dysfunction.
Hearing Music Through Deeper Senses
By Abigel Szilagyi
With refreshing candor, college junior Abigel Szilagyi shares her experience with hearing loss, her passion for music, and her tenacious, faithful spirit.
By John Waldo
The Curtains Go Up: Live Theaters Become Accessible Guest Column
By Amanda Watson
New Orleans Is Calling Your Name
By National Walk4Hearing Staff
2019 Walk4Hearing Rallied for Hearing Health!
Chapters in Action
By Jerry Lapidakis
Teen’s School Project Helps Local HLAA Chapter