Happy New Year!
Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2010
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Traveling by air for the
holidays? Let the airline know that you are hard of hearing
when you make your reservation; you can often note your
hearing status on the online reservation form. If you can't
hear flight announcements and there is no visual message board
in the boarding area, when you get to your departure gate, ask
the airline representative there to personally notify you when
it is time to board, or if there are any delays. And once
you're on the plane, let a flight attendant know how he or she
can best communicate with you. Safe travels!
Read more Tips of the Week here.
Whatgirl.net. As the Website for Your Ears, Whatgirl.net
provides information, inspiration, and resources especially for
working-age adults with hearing loss.
We have created this
site to give adults in their prime who have a hearing loss,
or those who may think they do, a place to visit often and
find ways to craft vibrant lives for themselves. Your family and
friends will also find support in knowing that neither you nor they
Our goals are to
augment professional advice that you obtain from your own
health care providers with real-life strategies, tips, and ideas for
managing your hearing loss, and to highlight dynamic, successful
people with hearing loss just like you.
There are over 22.5
million people ages 18-64 who are hard of hearing in the United
States. More and more of us are vibrant, spunky, and
full of life. Whatgirl.net can help you reach your potential, and
have fun doing it!
Check out these featured
pages, as well as the rest of our site:
For data and statistics on
hearing loss, see the interesting analyses by Sara Laufer
Consulting in Research and
News. New findings from the 2005 National Health
Interview Survey show associations between trouble hearing and sleep
deficits, feeling worthless, and reduced labor force participation.
If you need customized research on hearing loss, please complete our
Keep your New Year's fitness
resolution with Keli
Roberts' Fat-Burning Kickboxing for Dummies offers a
variety of kickboxing routines, and terrific instruction. The DVD is
closed-captioned, and no equipment or sparring partners are
For more of our reviews of captioned
workouts, go to our Captioned Workout
Are you thinking about getting a
hearing dog? Martha Hoffman's book, Lend Me an
Ear, delves into the lives of these miraculous animals. Read our review.
Is listening getting you down?
Rely on your other senses to spice things up! Read "Compensatory
Senses" to find out lots of easy and inexpensive ways to find Something To Holler
About that won't tax your ears.
Federal policies about hearing
aids and assistive devices abound, and they can be
confusing. Get some clear information on national laws, and links to
Food and Drug Administration information, in The Policy Vibe.
It's time to make things better!
In good health from our family to
Sara Laufer Batinovich