Watching this video that went viral at the end of 2012, “2012: What Brought Us Together” really struck a cord. ”Why were so many images recognizable?” I thought for a second while watching the video. I quickly realized it was because I saw many of them on YouTube and online news sites. Many of images [...]
Before I go into details about the power of social media to create an impact, I want to share some statistics. About 1 billion people in the world live with disabilities. That’s about 14 percent of the world’s population. Of those 1 billion people, 275 million have hearing loss. We’re talking about any form of [...]
Every other year, Cochlear Americas hosts a conference known as Cochlear Celebration. The goal of the conference is to provide their customers support for the products they sell, cochlear implants and baha, and also living with hearing loss and also give customers the opportunity to meet and talk with staff in person. The sessions provide [...]
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For one of the Facebook pages I manage, Cochlear Implant Online, I set a goal in November to reach 4,000 likes. On November 1st, we had 3,559 likes. Cochlear Implant Online is merely an online resource for cochlear implants. Cochlear implant is a surgically implanted devices that allows profoundly deaf people hear almost like a [...]
I’m not going to deny that I look in the refrigerator and say, “There is absolutely nothing for dinner,” when there is really more than enough food to create a creative dish. When I see there is no more toilet paper in the bathroom, I groan about the need to walk across the hall to [...]
How can you help solve the issues? Locate a Food Bank and donate food. Join Habitat for Humanity and help build homes for the poor. Educate yourself on preventing AIDS and raise funds for research. Offer free tutoring for homeless children. Offer free tutoring for struggling high school students by calling your local public high [...]
Taking the simplest actions can bring happiness to people. Leaving a big tip for the waiter, helping someone carry a suitcase down the stairs, giving up a seat on the subway for an elder, and giving a homeless person a bottle of water are all examples of taking a small step to create a huge [...]