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All posts by: Ruth Bernstein

Connecting and coping in the age of coronavirus

By Ruth Bernstein, Consumer Advocate Originally published in the March-April, 2020 issue of News & Views, the bimonthly publication of the Hearing Loss Association of America, New York City Chapter Like almost everyone else, I have been home since early March. I follow Governor Cuomo’s Matilda’s Law and Dr. Fauci’s instructions carefully, because, at 86, […]

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Cochlear Implant Activation Day, Sep 16, 2019

I’m Still Hear: My Cochlear Implant Adventure Part 2 by Ruth Bernstein In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to thank all the people who are sharing their support, expertise and love on my cochlear implant journey. I am making very good progress because of your encouragement and caring. Special thanks to my family, who […]

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I’m Still Hear: My Cochlear Implant Adventure

Sound Advice by Ruth Bernstein I’ve been dealing with my deteriorating hearing for four decades. As the years went by and my hearing continued to get worse, Dr. Lafargue, my ever-patient CHC audiologist, encouraged me to consider a cochlear implant (CI). I was reluctant because I have a long history of hypersensitivity and allergic reactions […]

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