The Best-Kept Secret

You may have read in a recent blog about one of our clients, Dianne Keil. One aspect of her story hit me particularly hard. She told us that her hearing had been declining for seven years. “I tried everything,” she told us. “I never got lucky.” Seven years. Of course her...

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The Wonders of Science

Every so often I like to pause and consider the amazing progress scientists are making in the fields of sight and hearing. If you follow our daily news stories, you will have learned in the past year about the following: Scientists at UCLA developed a high-tech glove that can translate sign...

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Thank You!

It’s been a tough year, hasn’t it? But thanks to you, our supporters, more people have had their sight or hearing restored. They’re going into the spring with the ability to hear the birds outside their windows or to see the faces of their loved ones. While the Covid pandemic has ravaged our...

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The Pandemic Auto Market

With all that time shut in at home, it seems a lot of us have been shopping for cars. The website Cars.com recently did a survey that found nearly 60% of car buyers said the pandemic influenced their decision to purchase a vehicle. And more than 50% bought sooner than originally planned, according...

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Don’t Let Down Your Guard!

Samantha Helen was a healthy 26-year-old when she was hit with Covid-19. The virus caused her brain to swell, and it permanently affected her vision. A talented makeup artist, Samantha had to learn to navigate with limited eyesight. She’s been told she has nerve damage and that she will...

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A Painless Way to Give

What if I told you that there’s an absolutely painless way to support the LSH mission?  Your generosity is what keeps us going, and you have changed so many lives already. But there’s another way to help that is really beginning to add up, and it’s making a difference: Amazon...

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“It opened up the world for me.”

When Letieia Hedgeman went to visit her daughter, she kept telling her to turn the volume up on the TV. “She would say, ‘You need to get your hearing checked,'” Letieia told us. “I wouldn’t pay any attention.” Letieia’s favorite pastime is going to shows...

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March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month!

Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety nonprofit organization, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month. That’s particularly important this year, since so many people are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning a LOT more screen time. So...

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“I started missing out on the joys of life.”

For Dianne Keil, losing her hearing dramatically changed the way she interacted with the world. As she described herself to us: “I’m a very active lady. I enjoy music, art, church, exercise, dining out.” But when her hearing started to go, “It made me something of an...

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Deaf Culture Enters the Mainstream

If you were among the millions who watched the Superbowl last weekend, you were also treated to a wonderful performance, as Deaf rapper Warren “Wawa” Snipe performed the national anthem in American Sign Language. His rendition of the Star Spangled Banner showed the physical eloquence...

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Time to Ditch the Gas Guzzler?

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought good news and bad news when it comes to reducing polluting auto emissions. The good news: fewer people are commuting, and that means they’re driving less. The bad news: fewer people want to risk public transportation, and they are driving more. More of those...

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“I Was Driving My Wife Nuts.”

For Curt Crocker, it was a familiar story. “I was driving my wife nuts,” he told us. “I kept asking, ‘What did you say?’ and she had to keep asking, ‘Did you hear that?’ I could hear the TV, but I couldn’t discern what they were saying.” This went on for a couple of years. Finally Curt went to get...

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