Meet Dave Hubbard

When it comes to the LSH mission, Dave Hubbard knows what he’s talking about. A longtime Lion and an LSH advocate, Dave suffers from hearing loss, and he told us he was in denial for a long time before he did something about it. “I denied it for about 17 years,” he says....

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Do You Need Relief From Blue Light?

This pandemic has been a disaster for so many businesses — but some are actually thriving.   In that second group, count the manufacturers of blue light-blocking glasses.   Before the pandemic, many of us were already spending way too much time in front of screens — but now...

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It’s Hot Out There!

Let’s face it: we’re pretty lucky here in California, especially near the coast. When we complain about the weather, some of my friends who live in the snowbound Middle West or the steamy-humid South start shaking their heads. They may have a point. I know at least one person who lost...

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Condolences to Mayor Garcia

It’s been a sad time here in Long Beach. Like many communities across California, the city where our office is located has been battling COVID-19, and late last month our mayor, Robert Garcia, announced that his mother had died of the virus at the age of 61. Gabriella O’Donnell was a...

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A Big Milestone

If you’ve been to our office over the past couple of months, you’ve heard the racket. We’re in a modest two-story building with a courtyard in the middle, which is now a construction zone. It’s a bit of a pain, but the reason for the mess is a good one: an elevator is being...

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Cabin Fever!

t’s turning into a long, strange summer, isn’t it? Like a lot of you (I suspect), I’m feeling just a bit restless. Sure, I like working from home, and I love my family. But still, this new normal takes some getting used to. There is one silver lining, though. I’m spending a...

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Sensory Loss and Dementia

Every now and then, I get a sharp reminder of just how important our mission is. That happened this week when I came across a report from the Alzheimer’s Association. We’ve known for some time that hearing loss increases the risk of dementia in older adults. But that’s not the...

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Happy 4th!

I have mixed feelings about the coming weekend. Yes, of course it’s wonderful to celebrate our national holiday — but I worry. This year the most obvious source of anxiety is that we all want to get together with family and friends, and right now it’s not exactly a safe time for...

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Please Wear Your Face Masks!

Did you miss it? Today Governor Newsom ordered everyone in California to wear face masks in public — again. I know, I know, it’s getting tiresome. But as the governor pointed out, Covid-19 is not waning — just the opposite. Cases are increasing, especially in the southern part of...

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