Older people often have difficulty understanding conversation in a crowd. Like everything else, our hearing deteriorates as we age.There are physiological reasons for this decline: We lose tiny hair cells that pave the way for sound to reach our brains.
Chicago Housing Authority residents may be familiar with Stroger Hospital, formerly known as Cook County Hospital. The public medical facility struggled with a lack of staff and sub-par facilities. But those very issues appealed to one young idealistic doctor named David Ansell.
The 2009 movie Avatar may have been box office magic, but for me, it was a 3-D exercise in movie theater misery. I felt so nauseated through most of the 162-minute-long running time that I failed to appreciate the vaunted visuals other viewers praised.I'm hardly alone.