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This is why Google+ will never pick up in the number of users. LOL. 
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My favorite character from #Frozen. #LetItGo
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I hate to break it to you but I don't think he's actually in Frozen...
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Why is this not a thing?!
 
Today is my 30th birthday, so I'm writing this letter to Google

I'm going to put all the jokes about my youth coming to a close aside and talk about something that I usually don't ever speak of. The wave of technology in the past couple decades has been amazing. I used a lite brite as a kid. Now 3 year olds are using iPads. We've reached whole new levels but have somehow managed to ignore people with disabilities who could really benefit from these advancements. I know we all want to create things for recreation, but how about helping some people out along the way.

Hearing disabilities are rarely ever talked about and if you watched that deaf girl hear for the first time on youtube about a year ago, you'd think that deafness had been cured once and for all. Less than 1% of hearing impaired people in the U .S. could even benefit from the type of surgery she received, a procedure which even then costs $100,000 and is not covered by insurance. The rest have a different type of deafness or disability. Hearing impairment is not just for old people and in the 23 years since I got my first pair of hearing aids, the technology has barely changed at all. The cost hasn't changed either. I am blessed to have many other advantages in life and I barely consider this one to be a disability, but having watched the rest of the world transform from the Flinstones to the Jetsons, I can't help but wonder if it's almost too late for progress to start being made. How can an ear microphone seriously cost 5 grand?

If I had to make one request for a birthday present this year, it'd be for Google to announce an initiative to tackle this problem. If they can make Google Glass for $1,500 and talk about making it cheaper, then surely they can make affordable hearing aids and upgrade the tech by 20 years. Today I am 30, but a part of me has felt 80 years old since I was 7. 

People say your message can get heard on Google+. I'm curious to see if that's true.

+Google+ +Eric Schmidt +Vic Gundotra  #hearingloss   #hearingaid  
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Yes hearing aids are very expensive. We are a hearing aid company and the cost for us to get hearing aids from the manufacturer is very very high, so then we have to turn around and sell them for more just to make a profit and stay in business.

In the last 5-7 years there have been pretty big advancements. The problem is you have to spend 4-7k for the set to experience the new technology.

For those who don't want to be victims of paying too much for hearing aids, read this consumer buyers guide. It's free reading. Just trying to help!

http://www.hustonhearing.com/consumer-guide
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Somebody save me from myself, I've been playing with this home screen since yesterday. Good grief. 
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Share if you're a strong independent black woman who dont need no man.
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Went in on a Sunday for a haircut. The lady with the purple highlights asked what number do I use for the sides. I asked for a 4. The lady then started buzzing away, not even making an attempt to make sure that the hair was evenly cut. Then she asked me about the length. I said a little bit off the top about half an inch. Snip snip snip snip. Didn't check for length. Combed my bangs to the front. Cut a straight line. Didn't clean up the side burns. Trimmed it with a buzzer. Done. 8 minute haircut. Blew a quick dryer on my face. No attention to detail, sideburns were lopsided... Here's the kicker. She was a master stylist. When i asked which part did she style on my hair she said I had to tell her how to cut my hair. To be fair she did. I could've easily instructed a gardener the same way with the "styling" I received. I asked for a refund. Further smarmy comments. It's just hair she said. Clearly she's in the wrong business. Whatever. If you are the owner I would like to pay the $15.95 in person to you so you can inspect my haircut before I go to a real stylist. This place does NOT know how to cut hair. A bowl over my head would've been better styling. STAY AWAY.
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