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Newsroom Program Gives the Gift of Sound to Children in Need Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. has renewed its partnership with Quota International to provide free hearing instru- ments to disadvantaged children. “Untreated, hearing loss can significantly impact a child’s development and communication skills,” said Dr. Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D., vice president of audiology and compliance at Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. “Seventeen out of every 1,000 children born in the U.S. suffer from some degree of hearing loss and the number rises as the child population ages. There is a critical need in this country for hearing loss education and meaningful hearing solutions, particularly among children in disadvantaged families. All of us at Siemens are grateful to be able to again partner with Quota to provide quality hearing solutions for the children who need them most.” Siemens’ hearing loss awareness website can be found at www.hearitforthefirstime.org. A Life in Signs Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love Author Myron Uhlberg describes what it was like to grow up as the hearing son of two deaf parents. The author grew up in Brooklyn during the period spanning the Great Depression, WWII, and the early 1950s. It is a beautifully-told, coming-of-age story that captures the emotional complexities of being a child who had to take on the responsibilities of adult- hood from a very young age. Uhlberg was a pint-sized witness to many of the key moments of the historic era in which he lived. Listening to the radio he had to sign for his father every blow in the his- toric boxing match between America’s Brown Bomber Joe Louis and Hitler’s Master Race champion Max Schmeling, while his father signed to him his own
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