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Meet the Editor and Team - With You, We Create Your Magazine

A Message from Barbara Kelley
First Editor of Hearing Loss Magazine

Hearing Loss Magazine (now Hearing Life magazine) was first published in 1980, eight months after the founding of SHHH in November 1979. Its first editor was Founder Rocky Stone. The organization known as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), now called the Hearing Loss Association of America, has been building credibility for 35+ years as the pre-eminent consumer organization for people with hearing loss. The magazine is the most well-known aspect of HLAA. 

Over the years, we have continually tried to improve it to give you the best quality content, to make it more readable, and to make it more attractive. The magazine is professional, credible, reliable and consistent with the mission of HLAA.

Most of all, we want to send the message through the pages of Hearing Loss Magazine that you are not alone with your hearing loss and you can do something about it. We will continue to work hard to always make your magazine the very best it can be. 

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Hearing Life magazine is a true reflection of our members. Like you, the magazine is ever evolving and changing. And, it is also a reflection of what you want to see and read. If it weren’t for you – the readers, the authors, the contributors -- there would be no magazine.

You’ve been with us for three decades and that means a lot. We couldn’t publish this magazine without your faithful readership, your constructive input, and valuable comments about how we’re doing and what we’re publishing. Keep reading and keep talking to us. Together, we create your magazine.

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Dave Hutcheson

Publications Editor

Dave Hutcheson has been with HLAA since October, 2015. He currently serves as the publications editor for the organization. In that role he oversees the publishing and editing of Hearing Life magazine. He is also responsible for the publication of the HLAA’s online newsletters, the development of marketing materials for HLAA, and the content for Dave has single-sided hearing loss from the removal of an acoustic neuroma so is able bring the perspective of someone living with hearing loss to his role.

Dave has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Massachusetts and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and three boys.