How Wearing Face Masks Bring An Extra Challenge to Hearing Loss

The face mask has become a staple of our “new normal,” widely recommended by medical professionals as a frontline of defense in fighting the COVID-19 global pandemic. In many parts of the country (and the world), mask mandates require the public to wear their masks anytime they’re away from home – whether that’s at the …

American Girl honors hearing loss in children. Memorial Hearing, Houston, TX.

The American Girl Hearing Impaired Doll

The American Girl doll company, a toy industry leader in diversity and inclusion, celebrated 2020 with the debut of their first-ever doll with hearing loss. The hugely popular doll brand, owned by the Mattel company, tapped a team of hearing experts and hearing-impaired representatives to create a character and doll with an accurately-depicted hearing impairment. …