OTC Hearing Aids: A Positive for People with Hearing Loss

Last week I was an invited panelist for an ASHA Special Interest Group (SIG 8 public health audiology) Webchat on Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids. The other panelists included: Karl Strom, the editor-in-chief at The Hearing Review; Jani Johnson, an assistant professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis; and Kim Continue reading

Opinion: My Hearing Loss IS a Loss

Someone recently asked me why I use the term hearing loss in my advocacy work. I can’t remember if they preferred deaf or hard-of-hearing or some other term, but they took offense at my use of the word “loss.” It’s a fair question, and a very personal one since we all experience hearing difficulties in Continue reading

Most Restaurants Are Too Loud for Conversation

Living with Hearing Loss was proud to partner with SoundPrint in its first annual Find Your Quiet Place Challenge. The campaign inspired participants globally to measure and submit sound level data in their local communities to raise awareness about hearing health and help make the world a quieter place.  The results of the challenge are Continue reading

OTC Hearing Aids Could Help Lower Hearing Loss Stigma

The proposed rules for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids sparked much conversation throughout the industry. In this piece for HHTM, I share my take: While not appropriate for everyone, OTC hearing aids fill an important gap in the marketplace for hearing care. Their emergence should spark a wave of innovation and price competition, perhaps even jumpstarting Continue reading

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