Hear today, gone tomorrow

Photo credit: ALTEREDSNAPS by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Hear today, gone tomorrow. That’s the catchy title of a short article in the Royal Examiner, serving Warren County in the Shenandoah Valley from Front Royal, Virginia. The article correctly notes that about 15% of the American public, including young people, already have hearing

Paul Simon is beginning to accept his sudden hearing loss

Photo credit: Matthew Straubmuller, licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The Jewish Chronicle, based in London, reported last week on singer Paul Simon’s sudden left-sided hearing loss. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon told an audience at the Toronto International Film Festival about his hearing loss; “I haven’t accepted

The other side of disability access

Photo credit: Jack Sparrow by John Drinkwater, JD, MBA, Co-Founder, The Quiet Coalition In a recent blog I praised Walmart for its “sensory-friendly” Saturday morning hours with dimmed lighting and no background music. Disabled, able-bodied and Walmart employees left positive comments about the new time slot on social media. The hearing disabled are our canaries in


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