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Heroes of the Past

These famous celebrities are no longer with us. But we will forever be grateful and proud that they volunteered their services to BHI to encourage Americans to overcome their hearing loss.

Famous People with a Hearing Loss

Famous people with a hearing loss overcome the types of hearing impairment as the rest of the world. They are an inspiration to all of us. In a country where 10% of the population (or 35M people) is affected by hearing loss, it makes sense that the world of celebrities will also be among those who experience hearing impairment. In many cases their personal experience in overcoming hearing loss provides inspiration to others with hearing impairment.

Other Resources

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Public Accommodation & Transportation

Sam Diehl, J.D. - Attorney, Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis, MN

Public Services, Public Accommodations and Transportation

Videos

The Impact of Treated Hearing Loss on Quality of Life

Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. - Better Hearing Institute, Washington, DC

Expectations: A Key to Success

Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. - Better Hearing Institute, Washington, DC

Here are some issues you should keep in mind as you develop appropriate expectations about what your hearing aids can and cannot do for you:

Why People Delay a Solution

Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D., Better Hearing Institute, Washington, DC

More than 22 million people in the United States have never tried hearing aids as a solution to their hearing loss. In one research investigation, close to 3,000 individuals with self-reported hearing loss were polled regarding their reluctance to try hearing aids. Here are some of the reasons why they have declined to pursue them.

Clear Speech

Patricia B. Kricos, Ph.D. - University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Tips For Hearing in Noise

Patricia B. Kricos, Ph.D. - University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Ask new hearing aid users to name the number one thing they like about their new hearing aids, and they will probably answer, "I don't have to strain so much to hear anymore!" Ask them to name the number one thing they don't like, and they will probably say, "I can't stand the background noise. It's driving me crazy!"