To Create Equal Access, Captions Must Be High-Quality

As a person with hearing loss, I spend a lot of time thinking about captions. This is understandable because captions are my critical life-line to many forms of communication. I often wonder: Are captions provided on this upcoming webinar? Do I need captions for this important phone call?  Will the caption readers at the movies Continue reading

Cognitive Behavior Therapy May Help with Tinnitus

The sound stayed with me, even after I turned off the hand-held massage gun I was using to ease the pain in my neck. I could almost feel my ears vibrating still, or maybe it was just the excruciating buzz of my tinnitus. The massage gun was a new purchase, promising powerful relief for sore Continue reading

How Do You Want Your Hearing Aids to Look?

While our hearing aids can help us feel sexier — because we can communicate better — the beige-colored arcs behind or in our ears don’t always look the part. But with new entrants in the Hearables market, a wider variety of options is likely on the horizon. In my latest article for HHTM, I explore Continue reading

My Latest Hearing Loss Drop Left Me Gutted

All the signs were there. Television dialogue was fuzzy and unclear. My family seemed to be mumbling more than usual so conversation took more work. My tinnitus had revved back up. I reached the end of each day tired and mentally spent. I should have been prepared. But when the audiologist told me that my Continue reading

The Future of Hearing Health Care is Person-Centered

What is the future of hearing health care? It is a challenging question, but also a timely one. As the world begins to emerge from its Covid-19 isolation, health — both physical and mental — will take on new importance. Hearing care must be included in the broader discussion and Ida Institute’s Future Hearing Journeys Continue reading

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