Tag Archive: Advocacy

September 27th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

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Written by Rachel Dubin Since approximately 2008, I’ve been called up for jury duty every two years like clockwork.  Every time, I’ve dutifully reported to the courthouse at the appointed time, summons and juror badge […]

September 10th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

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In the United States, there are significant differences in insurance coverages from state to state, and even between plans from different insurance carriers.  This information is intended to be a general overview with tips that […]

August 26th, 2013 by | Tags: , , | Comments Off

News Round-Ups: Jacob Landis is named as “The Best Person in Sports,” Senator Kay Hagan visits UNC, and more…

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing wrote a great letter to The Atlantic to clarify the misinformation that was presented in the article, “Understanding Deafness: Not Everyone Wants to Be ‘Fixed.’“ A cochlear […]

August 13th, 2013 by | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

The Atlantic, another highly regarded publication, perpetuates misinformation about cochlear implants, listening and spoken language, and a highly regarded deaf-related organization, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. E-mail a letter […]

July 29th, 2013 by | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Win a trip for two to Miami to meet Jacob from Jacob’s Ride and attend a baseball game by signing up for the Dylan Challenge! Help give deaf people the opportunity to hear!  

July 22nd, 2013 by | Tags: , , | Comments Off

LOFT (Leadership Opportunities for Teens) is a fantastic summer program for teens with hearing loss.  It was founded in 1996 by two Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf (AGBell) members, Ken Levinson, a cochlear implant […]

July 21st, 2013 by | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Leah Vitello, a young adult cochlear implant recipient, who first received her cochlear implant as a very young child and is heading to her senior year in college, shared her letter to The Economist to […]

July 19th, 2013 by | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

The Economist, a prestigious publication, recently wrote the most ill-informed article about cochlear implants. It is riddled with misinformation about how well cochlear implants work and deaf children can learn to hear and speak.  I […]