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Richard Einhorn

There was an article in the New York Times on Monday, October 24th about hearing loops.  The article is about Richard Einhorn, a composer, who recently suffered a sudden, profound hearing loss.  I love his description of his first experience with a hearing loop at the Kennedy Center:  “There I was at ‘Wicked’ weeping uncontrollably — and I don’t even like musicals,” he said. “For the first time since I lost most of my hearing,  live music was perfectly clear, perfectly clean and incredibly rich.”

You can read the entire article here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/science/24loops.html

I hope this article will make more people aware of hearing loops and hearing aids with t-coils.  I meet so many people with hearing aids that do not understand the function of t-coils.  Please see my description of t-coils and hearing loops on my website:  http://www.heargear.net/T-coils_and_Loops

I met Richard at the HLAA Convention in DC last summer.  He is a shining example of someone who really took charge of his hearing loss.  Some people who lose their hearing seem to accept their fate and withdraw from activities that are now difficult.  Richard has been proactive.

Being proactive means:
get hearing aids (and keep working with your audiologist until you are happy with them)
learn about assisted listening devices and purchase those you need
join HLAA
attend meetings of your local HLAA chapter
attend the national HLAA conventions and state conferences
educate yourself!

Richard has done all of this and more.  He is now advocating for hearing loops nationwide.  Thank you, Richard!

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