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General Hearing Instruments Offers Hearing Aids Online

General Hearing Instruments Offers Hearing Aids Online February 2013 General Hearing Instruments, Inc., the nation’s top manufacturer for direct to consumer hearing aids, has announced the formation of a new distribution model to sell their products online. The Louisiana-based company will be partnering with retail giants to provide their customers with a convenient, reliable purchasing experience. For people suffering from ...

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Doctor creates affordable hearing aids costing less than $200

Doctor creates affordable hearing aids costing less than $200 Editor: I’ve long been a proponent of less expensive and more readily-available hearing aids. So I’m thrilled to see an inexpensive aid that appears to meet those desires. Here’s a press release from the folks at MDHearingAid. [Full Disclosure: MDHearingAid Advertises with Hearing Loss Web.] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ March 2010 MDHearingAid, Inc., a ...

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Hearing Aid Tax Credit

Hearing Aid Tax Credit One idea for reducing the effective cost of hearing aids is a tax credit on Federal income taxes. This proposal has been made several times, but has never been close to being passed by Congress. Now it seems that support for the idea is growing! September 2012 – HIA, HLAA, and AGBell Host Hearing Aid Tax ...

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Hearing Aid Insurance

Hearing Aid Insurance The issue of hearing aid insurance is heating up, and several states are responding with bills to require coverage of some hearing aids for some people. It’s a long ways from universal coverage, but it’s a start. March 2013 – Mothers push Georgia lawmakers for hearing aid coverage December 2012 – Hawaii Includes Hearing Aids as an ...

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Impairment, Disability, and Handicap

Impairment, Disability, and Handicap One of the email lists I’m on recently had an interesting discussion of the terms “Impairment”, “Disability”, and “Handicap” as they relate to hearing loss. As you might imagine, people had a wide variety of views regarding these terms, how they apply to hearing loss, and especially how they apply to individuals. I think part of ...

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Hearing Loss Demographics

Hearing Loss Demographics Editor: Here’s some more interesting information from Bob MacPherson’s bhNEWS list. He credits the Starkey website (http://www.starkey.com/1_identify/cultural_a.html ) as the information source. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hearing loss is more common than you might think. Interestingly, due to recreational and environmental noise, hearing loss is occurring at younger and younger ages. Consider the facts: Demographics: 28 million Americans are hearing ...

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Patterns in the Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation of Hard of Hearing Persons – A WSD Workshop

Patterns in the Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation of Hard of Hearing Persons – A WSD Workshop This workshop described an intensive study of employment characteristics of hard of hearing (HOH) people. It was presented by Dr. John Schroedel and Dr. Douglas Watson of the University of Arkansas Research and Training Center (RRTC) for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of ...

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Deaf at the Dragon: Story of a Waitress with Hearing Loss

Deaf at the Dragon: Story of a Waitress with Hearing Loss by Erin Geld   Editor: When we talk to people with hearing loss about employment, the most frequent comment we hear is that they don’t want a job that requires telephone work. It certainly makes sense to me. I don’t recall anyone ever saying that they didn’t want to ...

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Coping With Hearing Loss: A Writer’s Story

Coping With Hearing Loss: A Writer’s Story by: Connie Briscoe Editor: Everyone with hearing loss can come up with a few GOOD things about hearing loss. Connie attributes a successful writing career to hers! Connie Briscoe is a New York Times best-selling author with five novels published. She is currently at work on a photo-essay book to be titled Jewels. ...

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