The pictures have been provided by our member Gauharshad (Susan) Akbari H.I.S.
In 2019 Susan had visited Afghanistan for a family trip and she had a chance to visit a Deaf High School in Kabul, there are four other schools sharing the same difficulty. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. This school has more than 500 students who are categorized in classes based on their audiograms. She remarked “the war left the children broken and we could help them recover, little by little.” She asked AHIP to donate used hearing aids and she would be willing to go to Kabul and try her best to help these children. She would include pictures of the children in their environment for us to recognize their situation. As so she did! We would like to recognize Susan for her outstanding compassion and steadfast determination.
By John Niekraszewicz
A few years ago, my wife was invited to be an artist in residence that included daily trips to the landfill for art supplies. Witnessing firsthand how wasteful our society has become caused Valerie to take action, not only in her art-making but also in our daily lives. What started out as reclaiming garbage and incorporating it in a painting has evolved into creating large wall hangings using household plastic waste, using river clean-up debris in collages, and even using images of this art for the print design in some of her fashion wear.
Contributed by Joy Victory, managing editor, Healthy Hearing
Reprinted with permission. Original article available here
If you or a loved one has suddenly developed hearing loss, see your doctor right away. While often downplayed as not serious, any new or sudden hearing loss should be taken seriously by you and your healthcare providers. Why? The sooner you get a thorough audiological workup, the better your chances are for a full recovery.
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When you live with tinnitus–the medical term for ringing in the ears–the sound never stops, but it rarely remains consistent.
For a lot of different reasons, your perception of the sound can fluctuate. Occasionally it changes for the better. But more often than not, the sound changes in a way that temporarily intensifies suffering. This is known as a tinnitus spike.