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In this issue of Hearing Life, clinical psychologist Alison Freeman offers expert advice on supporting kids of all ages in Back to School with Hearing Loss. We asked two students and a mother of a young child with hearing loss to share their back-to-school success strategies in Handling Hearing Loss at School. We shine a spotlight on CapTel Captioned Telephone, one of our leading Hear for Life Partners. And finally, hundreds joined the HLAA 2023 Convention in historic New Orleans to learn, engage and connect—see some highlights from a week of empowering events. Every issue of the magazine includes news and updates from HLAA programs and initiatives.
A Note From Our Executive Director
By HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley
The healing power of community.
Back to School with Hearing Loss
Dr. Alison Freeman, Ph.D.
Dr. Freeman offers expert advice on supporting kids of all ages as they go back to school for another year. She describes common issues, what signs to look for and how best to help children and teens with hearing loss navigate their school environment.
Handling Hearing Loss at School: Advice from Students and Parents
We asked two students and the mother of a young child with hearing loss to share their back-to-school success strategies. Read their stories and advice.
By HLAA Director of Public Policy Lise Hamlin
Flying with hearing loss can mean added issues.
Partner Spotlight: CapTel Captioned Telephone
See how this Hear for Life partner helps HLAA elevate hearing health.
Communication Access in Health Care
By Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D.
Implementation Science: Moving evidence-based practices into real world settings.
By HLAA Chapter and Membership Coordinator Carla Beyer-Smolin
See how some chapters are reaching out to the community and celebrating milestones.
By HLAA Walk4Hearing Senior Manager Ronnie Adler and HLAA Walk4Hearing Manager Ann Rancourt
Join us at a Walk4Hearing near your community this fall!
Reviewed by Larry Herbert
The Lip Reader by Michael Thal
This article also includes great back-to-school reads related to hearing loss:
- Peyton’s Magical Hearing Aid by Niki Halwani
- Can She HEAR This Cat’s Meow? Living with Grandma’s Hearing Loss from a Kid’s Perspective by Julia Metternich Olson and Colleen Julia Cline