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Addressing Hearing Loss among Friends

About 15 percent of people in the United States have at least mild hearing loss in their better ear; hearing […]

Karen Street, a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, was an electronics engineer for several years, and then taught high school for a decade until losing much of her hearing in 1995. She is the hard-of-hearing representative to the Equipment Program Advisory Committee of the California Public Utilities Commission's Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program, a state program that provides telephones and relay service to people with disabilities. She also works with Self Help for Hard of Hearing People California, as well as her local chapter, and she was a participant in the SHHH hearing assistive technology training.

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Bob Philbrook

Bob Philbrook is as vibrant, confident, and energetic as anyone you’ll ever meet. He also happens to have gotten polio […]

Kara Newell is a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon. © 2001 Kara Newell

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Growing Beyond Human Plans

Never in a million years would I have anticipated being a teacher, much less the co‐founder of a school and […]

Sandy Howze is a member of Lansdowne (Pa.) Meeting and cofounder of Stratford Friends School in Havertown, Pa.

Posted in: Features, January 2001
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