Would a New Approach to Hearing Aid Marketing Boost Uptake?

Most hearing aid marketing does not resonate with me. Pictures of smiling seniors without a hearing aid in sight — what does that have to do with helping me hear better at work or in a loud restaurant? I think the industry can do better. In my latest article for Ida Institute, I explore a Continue reading

Hearing Loss Representation Matters: Thank You Abigail Heringer

Having hearing loss can sometimes feel like you are stuck between two worlds — the hearing world and the Deaf community — not fully fitting into either. Abigail Heringer, a cochlear-implant-wearing cast member on the 2021 season of The Bachelor summed it up well: “I think people view the hearing community and the Deaf community Continue reading

A New Take on the Audiogram Designed by Someone with Hearing Loss

How well do you understand your audiogram? Even for people who have lived with hearing loss for decades, it can be tricky to decipher. Xs and Ox signify your left and right ears. The high sounds are on the right side of the graph and the low sounds are to the left. Quiet is at Continue reading

Have Hearing Loss? You Are Not Alone

Hearing loss can make us feel isolated and alone, especially if we lose our hearing later in life. We are facing new challenges with communication, relationships and everyday living, but we don’t know who to talk to about them. Or what to do to overcome these difficulties. Often, we don’t have other people with hearing Continue reading

How to Combat Resistance to Your Hearing Loss Self-Advocacy

Sometimes hearing loss can feel like a no-win situation. If you don’t self-advocate, you will be left out of the conversation. But when you do, your self-advocacy behaviors are met with resistance, or worse — contempt. My recent post for HHTM discusses ways to overcome resistance to our advocacy efforts.  An excerpt from the article Continue reading

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