#1404: "A Hearing Impaired Middle School Music Teacher Becomes A Hero"

Aug 17, 2017

Florida Music Teacher Steve Box (center) accepts his Beltone Safe & Sound Hero award, along with Shoal River Middle School Principal Gary Massey (l) and Beltone's Pensacola location owner Howard Hancock (r).
Credit Bob Barrett

Good teachers are hard to find…and a county school district in Florida has gone out of its way to make sure it kept one of theirs. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll tell you the story of Steve Box, a music teacher on the Florida panhandle who suffered from severe hearing loss…and what that district did to keep him in the classroom

And we’ll spend an academic minute finding out why hearing new music can feel so darn good.