From the Coordinator As individuals and as a nation, we are facing extraordinary levels of stress today. In many clinic and educational settings, a primary source is the daunting task of maintaining service options and quality with shrinking budgets. At home are the challenges of everyday life, from keeping everyone fed and ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   May 01, 2003
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Coordinator's Column   |   May 01, 2003
From the Coordinator
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, May 2003, Vol. 11, 1-2. doi:10.1044/arii11.1.1
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, May 2003, Vol. 11, 1-2. doi:10.1044/arii11.1.1
As individuals and as a nation, we are facing extraordinary levels of stress today. In many clinic and educational settings, a primary source is the daunting task of maintaining service options and quality with shrinking budgets. At home are the challenges of everyday life, from keeping everyone fed and clothed to coping with family health crises. To all of this we add the war in Iraq, its aftermath, and ongoing concerns about global terrorism. We work to continue our day-to-day activities while on alert.
I encourage you to examine the impact that this situation has on our clients—the millions of Americans with hearing losses, if you have not already done so. Tonight, check your favorite local and national news broadcasts. Is the entire broadcast captioned? Are fast-breaking stories from on-site reporters available to consumers with hearing losses? Would emergency messages be available to individuals who are not fluent in English? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” express your concern to station managers and work to educate them.
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