New Voices

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The Million Dollar Handshake When I first met you, I had no idea what you said. If, alongside your smile and confident handshake, you asked me for a million dollars, I would have returned your smile, tried not to squeeze your hand too hard, and agreed without hesitation. After-all, "My name is Gregg, and it's a pleasure to meet you too..." Trying to explain this experience to someone with normal Read more

Phonak Naida V UltraPower - dying again

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A few years ago I posted a few rather blunt although honest reviews of Phonak's hearing aid technology. Now, considering I'm not wearing Phonak Naida V UltraPower's right now...here's the report on what's occurred since then... Backstory: Back in August of 2008 I was the happy recipient of a brand new set of Phonak branded Naida V UltraPower hearing aids. While my hearing loss is congenital, it Read more

A quest to hear & enjoy life; three years after a profound hearing loss

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I've been promising a status report on my current hearing aids for months, and now that a full year has elapsed since my initial review...I've run out of excuses. The next few blog postings will detail three primary points: The current status of my hearing, and attempts to mitigate a fairly recent profound loss. Recent experiences using technology to help mitigate the loss. An "outsiders" view of Read more

How does fear control you?

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Do you allow fear to control your future?<br /> In the past 20 years, on American soil: Nearly 3,000 have died at the hand of terrorists Nearly 800,000 have died from car accidents In considering the total human toll, the 9/11-based "war on terror" has: Slaughtered over 700,000 Iraqis & 4,000 Americans Wounded over 60,000 Americans * Displaced over 4,000,000 Iraqis from their homes Is Read more

Stereo DIA Hearing Aid Cables

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Ever since I purchased my iPod back in February, I've been struggling to find a way to actually use it. Since I wear hearing aids, I cant use the included fancy white earplugs; the sound generated is not even audible to me, even with the volume turned up all the way.<br /><br />First I started with the inductive neckloops and earloops that I've always used. Though they required I turn Read more