A friend of mine snapped this photo on Feb 4 of the Queen Mary 2, the second largest ship in the world, entering the San Francisco Bay for the first time. It makes the Golden Gate Bridge look very small. (Thanks to Peter Chovanes for the photo.)
I am the Vice President for Research at Starkey Labs, the largest hearing device company in the US. I also run a center in Berkeley, CA where we conduct research on hearing, cognition, speech and innovative hearing aid technologies, and am a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley.