Keys, Phone, Wallet . . . and Mask – AGAIN!

Covid-19 has been difficult for all of us but future LSH clients and others struggling with Sight and Hearing issues, it has had extra challenges. Muffled voices through masks add a layer of difficulty for those with sight issues and for friends in the Deaf community, who have had a hard time...

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Buying Sunglasses? Read This First

WHAT LSH WANTS YOU TO KNOW: Not all sunglasses are created equal, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) reports. It’s all about the UV protection. The choices are endless, but there’s only one really important consideration, and it has nothing to do with price or brand names. The AAO wants...

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Meet Nancy Ruyter

Soon after Nancy Ruyter was born, she developed pyloric spasms and her left eye totally crossed. Her parents knew she would need an operation to correct it. “They thought I should wait till I was a teenager to get the operation,” Nancy told us, “but by the time I was 5 or 6 they...

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Rescue Cat Helps Kids With Eyesight Problems

A rescue cat is helping kids feel better about themselves, KDKA News reports. Meet Truffles, who works alongside her human, a Pennsylvania optician who helps kids with glasses and eye patches. When kids come in with severe eye problems that require multiple treatments, they’re often terrified of...

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Last Friday President Joe Biden signed a new executive order, including a directive to the Department of Health and Human Services to consider issuing proposed rules to allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter. The executive order noted that hearing aids, which can cost more than $5,000 per...

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Deaf Priest Has a Special Ministry

Father Min Seo Park, one of fewer than two dozen deaf priests worldwide, thinks deafness is hardly a disability, the Catholic Herald reports. He is working to help others realize that as well. As the new chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Deaf Catholic Church in Landover Hills, Md., Father Park is...

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