The National Institutes of Health says hearing loss is the third most common health issue in the United States, behind arthritis and heart disease. Fully 16 percent of our region’s population deals with hearing loss. Kate Lochte speaks with the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virginia Moore and a Commission staff advisor who is deaf, Anita Dowd. Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Executive Director Virginia Moore says that her goals include improvements for deaf inmates in the correctional system and equal access to educational opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing children. You can find more more about their services at www.kcdhh.org.