Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Hearing Access
October 22, 2011 2:36:21 AM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
July 17, 2011 and re-aired on Oct. 23, 2011
Hearing Access
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" discusses the impact of hearing loss on the lives of people of all ages around the Bay Area. We'll begin with a discussion on the increasing speed that teenagers are losing their hearing, partially due to the use of digital music players and cell phones. Learn how disability rights advocates are working to improve access to closed captioning services in movie theaters and in home entertainment. And discover how one woman has adapted to new technology to help her with her own hearing loss as an adult. And finally, learn how you can get a FREE specialized adaptive phone delivered to your home for California residents with hearing and/or vision issues.

Studio Guests

Robert Sweetow, Ph.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology, UCSF
(415) 353-2883
robert.sweetow@ucsfmedctr.org

Arlene Mayerson
Directing Attorney, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
(510) 644-2555
www.dredf.org

Raegene Castle
Hearing Loss Association of California - Peninsula Chapter
www.hearinglossca.org

Sharif Frink
Outreach Specialist, California Telephone Access Program
(800) 806-1191
www.Californiaphones.org

Additional Information
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
www.listentoyourbuds.org

House Research Institute
www.earbud.org

Hear the World Foundation
www.hear-the-world.com

2012 State Conference
Hearing Loss Association of California
February 17 & 18, 2012
Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel
1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA
(510) 635-5000
www.hearinglossca.org

Additional Information

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