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Inexpensive Hearing Aid Available Online

Inexpensive Hearing Aid Available Online February 2013 There’s good news for people suffering from hearing loss. General Hearing Instruments, Inc., and major Texas retailers are teaming up to bring affordable hearing aids to American consumers. Over 350 major retail supercenters in Texas are now carrying General Hearing Instruments, Inc., products. This partnership brings together a large distribution network with 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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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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Can You Repeat the Question – A Hearing Loss Story

Can You Repeat the Question – A Hearing Loss Story By James Crowder Editor: The feedback I get from readers indicates that many of you really like the “human interest” stories about hearing loss. We have a great one here! The author is James Crowder, Associate Professor of Biology at Brookdale Community College. The article first appeared in the Chronicle ...

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Why People Delay Dealing with Hearing Loss

Why People Delay Dealing with Hearing Loss Editor: Research indicates that the average person with hearing loss delays dealing with it for several years, despite the fact that their social and family life may be suffering. A natural question is why people would act in a manner that seems to conflict with their self-interest. Here’s Henry Smith with his thoughts ...

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