Living With Hearing Loss is a blog and online community for people living with hearing loss. Founder Shari Eberts has an adult onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that sharing her story will help others to live more comfortably with their own hearing issues.
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.
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