People with Hearing Loss Need Both Bluetooth and T-Coils

Bluetooth’s new Auracast system is exciting and provides many potential benefits for people with hearing loss. But many of these benefits are years away. In this article for HHTM, I share the reasons why for now, people with hearing loss need both Bluetooth and T-coils. Let’s hope the industry is taking note. An excerpt from Continue reading

Audiologists Can Inspire Self-Advocacy in Hearing Loss Patients

Hearing loss can be hard to accept at first, especially when it involves alerting others to your condition and advocating for your communication needs. You may not even know what assistance to request at first. Audiologists are critical partners in helping people with hearing loss develop the self-advocacy skills they need to make communication easier. Continue reading

If I Were the Minister of Hearing Health

I am a huge Harry Potter fan so when someone recently asked me “What would you do if you were the Minister of Hearing Health,” my head immediately filled with images of wands and other wizardly gear. Could I simply flick my wand and make hearing loss disappear I wondered? OK. Back to reality. If Continue reading

If Everyone Loves Captions, Why Are They So Misunderstood?

Research continues to show how much the general population loves captions. So why are they still so misunderstood—confused with a recording device at a recent Broadway show and mocked by television presenters when used for an interview. Perhaps it is partially due to the age of the beholder. A new study by language learning app Continue reading

It’s Official: OTC Hearing Aids are Here

It’s an exciting week for people with hearing loss. Over-the-counter hearing aids are now in stores—well, the first crop anyway. More options should hit stores over time, hopefully in a variety of designs, styles and with a multitude of features to meet the varying hearing needs of people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Just like with Continue reading

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