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Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio Audible Books
Updated:2018-01-09 13:49 by
This is the most moving book I have listened to on Audible. It brought tears to my eyes several times as I learned about the thousands of kids in the US died due to polio. Jonas Salk and his staff developed a vaccine and conducted standard tests to verify its success before vaccinating millions. No US is polio free and after 30 years of work on the eradication of polio world wide, there are only a few dozen cases in 3 countries left. https://my.rotary.org/en/document/rotary-and-polio
Updated:2018-01-09 13:49 by
In 2012 I subscribed to Audile.com and have been listening to books every time I go to the YMCA and exercise. I get through at least an hour or more every time. And since I got my BlueTooth enabled hearing aids, I only need to remember to bring my cell phone and download any new books I want while on WI-FI. I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction. One of the most moving books I\'ve listened to is the biography of Jonas Salk and the development of the polio vaccine. Back in the 1950\'s there were tens of thousands of kids contracting polio each year and now there none in the USA and only a few dozen in the entire world thanks to the effort by Rotary and others to eradicate polio. Currently I\'m listening to the audio book, \"Scalia Speaks\", which is a compilation of US Supreme Court Justice Scalia speeches. He was a very clear concise and brilliant man. I also injoy fictional misteries such as John Grisham, David Baldacci, and others.
Sirius XM Radio
Updated:2018-01-09 13:28 by
In 2015 Charlotte bought a new Cadillic SRX with OnStar and Sirius XM commercial free Radio. We listen to XM Y2Country and XM CNN along with several local FM radio stations in the car. This year I have upgrading Sirius XM service to support streaming of XM channels via iPhone and Bluetooth hearing aids to be able to listen while exercising at the YMCA in addition to listening to audible books.
Sound Advice Hearing Solutions
Updated:2018-01-09 09:24 by
In 2015 I was having more difficulty hearing Charlotte around the house and hearing TV programs even with the sound turned up. I went to ENT Ideologist and they recommended hearing aids to correct significant loss in some frequency ranges. Doctor Chuck Jones at St. Thomas recommended I go see Don Hawley at Sound Advice Hearing Solutions, and I\'m so glad I did. I now have Opticon high end hearing aides with BlueTooth support so I can listen to phone, music, and Audiobooks via my iPhone without needing wires or different earbuds. I can now hear as well as Charlotte and I am the one sometimes turning down the TV or car radio sound. I can now hear much better in group settings although background noise can still be a problem when it is amplified.
Updated:2018-02-17 08:12 by
A very moving audio book. You don't have to agree with all his rulings on the Supreme Court to appreciate his speeches about education, judgement, and character. And you might be surprised who one of his best friends was.
Fire and Fury Audible Books
Updated:2018-01-09 13:54 by
This audiobook about the Trump White House staff just came out on Jan. 5, 2018
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