More Scientific Breakthroughs

Have you been keeping up with our daily news stories? Each day, here on our website and on our Facebook page, we post stories about the latest developments in the fields of sight and hearing. And recently, there’s been some news that it’s almost hard to believe. Just this week we...

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Spring Cleaning!

There’s really nothing like this part of the world in the springtime — especially, for those of us near the coast, once the marine layer lifts. Sunny days, nice breezes, cool nights. And as you emerge from the winter of your Covid discontent, you’re looking around and noticing...

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Discrimination Against the Deaf: How Can You Help?

This week there was a disturbing story in the news — one of many we’ve seen over the years — about a deaf man who was shooed out of a McDonald’s restaurant in Florida because it was just too hard for the staff to communicate with him. He went away hungry. You can read about...

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Deaf Awareness Week

Spoiler alert — Deaf Awareness Week was actually last week — my bad! However, it’s not an issue that’s going to go away, so I figured my friends would forgive the lapse. Each week we run news stories here on our website that highlight the issues around deafness in our...

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COVID Good News

We all need some good news — right? Well, I’m here for you. According to the Los Angeles Times, hospitalizations for COVID-19 in California are at their lowest point since the pandemic began. That represents a 93% drop since the peak in January — definitely cause for celebration!...

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Mother’s Day Cometh!

Here we go again — it’s almost here. A week from Sunday is Mother’s Day, and as usual, you have no idea what to do about it. Am I right? Also as usual, I’m here to help, with a new twist. If you’ve been reading these posts for a while, you won’t be surprised at...

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Meet Kerstin, Our Outreach Coordinator

Kerstin Brucki has a lifelong acquaintance with blindness. Wet macular degeneration runs in her dad’s side of the family. “I know the impact of not having sight,” she says. “It’s a soft spot in my heart.” So when Kerstin was introduced to her local Lions Club in...

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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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