Reaching Potential Despite Hearing Loss (Aired on AM on Aug. 23 & on FM on Aug. 25, 2013)

(Standing. L to R) Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell (seated) Ellen Haggerty

(Standing. L to R) Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell (seated) Ellen Haggerty

Rotarian Ellen Haggerty, Chair of Rotarians for Hearing (a Rotary Action Group), describes the many ways that people of all ages with hearing loss can reach their potential using the latest innovations for the hearing impaired. She discusses ways we can protect ourselves today from hearing loss later in life; provides many statistics about the millions of people in the U.S. who have hearing loss but avoid seeking help; and describes the advances in new hearing aids and the latest innovations for the hearing impaired, all of which help those with hearing impairment reach their potential. In addition, she shares her personal journey about her own impairment starting from the age of 4, provides advice to those suffering impairment, and identifies inexpensive ways to access inexpensive aids when insurance refuses to help with costs. As the Chair of the Hearing Rotary Action Group, Ms. Haggerty summarizes what Rotary is doing for hearing heath around the world.

Learn More:
Rotarians for Hearing
International Fellowship of Rotarians Affected by Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss Association of America
Hearing Loops

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August 23, 2013 · Posted in Health, Quality of Life, Rotary International  

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