HearingLoop.org is a nonprofit informational website created and maintained by Hope College psychology professor and author David G. Myers. Myers is a person with hearing loss, the son of a mother who became completely deaf in her later life, and the author of a memoir of his experiences with hearing loss and hearing technologies (A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss, Yale University Press, 2000). Royalties from A Quiet World are assigned to a family foundation which, among other things, supports hearing assistance initiatives, including this web site. (David Myers has no financial interest, and never will, in any hearing assistance company. He is a well-wisher to all companies that enable hearing aid compatible assistive listening.) He is married to Carol, the creator and host of an informational website devoted to the real Santa Claus, St. Nicholas (aka Saint Nicholas).