Make sure hearing aids aren’t too loud
My parents refused to allow me to listen to a radio, television or stereo with the volume cranked up.
Now, at an advanced age, I can appreciate what they did for me when setting that standard. An audiologist has informed me that I have hearing ability equal to what one would expect from teenagers.
I can’t count the number of times I have stood on the corner in a school zone, where I have experienced the thump, thump, thump emanating from a passing auto that was actually making the ground tremble.
When I read the article, “Schools add hearing aids” (Nov. 3), it caused me to wonder if the school board considered the effect the new equipment might have on students with normal hearing.
I hope the new equipment contains decibel meters to measure the level of amplification, because what seems a normal level to a teacher who is already showing signs of personal hearing loss may set the volume at a daily level that is detrimental to the students instead of being beneficial.
New facility definitely is needed at airport
As per the question on the front page of the Burbank Leader (“What do you think of the city’s decision to go ahead with a new baggage facility?”), I would like to say that, yes, we do need new baggage and security checking facilities.
Go ahead with it.
Letter’s attempt at ‘political points’ fails
Renee Leask, president of the Glendale Democratic Club, by implication, unfairly distorts President Bush’s position on the Armenian Genocide (“Understand, but saddened by delay,” Mailbag, Nov. 10).
Leask further implies that Democrats support and Republicans oppose the Armenian community, when she must know full well that the delay in the vote on the Armenian Genocide resolution was a direct result of the withdrawal of support by key powerful congressional Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (“Genocide vote gets postponed,” Nov. 3).
May I remind Leask that Democrats control the House of Representatives?
To try and make political points by using the tragedy of the Armenian Genocide is a shameful gesture.
It is exactly this kind of divisive political partisanship that I believe most Americans are sick and tired of, no matter who does it.
At one time or another, both of our major political parties have been guilty of this, and such behavior runs counter to the ideals of our great country.