Welcome to Living With Hearing Loss, a blog for people living with hearing loss. I have a genetic hearing loss that I first began to notice in my mid to late twenties. It has gotten progressively worse since then and I now wear hearing aids every day to hear better. I am lucky to have only mild tinnitus so far. I don’t want my hearing loss to define me, but I find that being open about it can help relieve the pressure of always having to hear everything perfectly. I hope this blog will serve as an outlet for my experiences as well as a community for those dealing with similar issues.
I am active as a hearing health advocate and write and speak frequently on hearing loss topics on this blog and elsewhere. I recently authored an E-book, Person-centered Care from the Patient’s Perspective, detailing my experience with hearing loss. I hope it will provide audiologists with valuable insights they can use to make their practices more person-centered.
I serve on the Board of Trustees of Hearing Loss Association of America and was the Board Chair of Hearing Health Foundation from 2012-2015. In 2015 I was named a HearStrong Champion for my work to combat stigma surrounding hearing loss.
Please feel free to share your comments and suggestions with me. I look forward to hearing from you!