Shouldn’t There Be A Law Against Second-Hand Noise?

I love college sports! The games are exciting, the venues are typically beautiful, and the fans are rabid – especially the alumni! I don’t often get to the games in person, but recently I attended two. I enjoyed them both, but my goodness – the noise level! Thinking of all those young people in the Continue reading

Hearing Loss – Know The Facts

Hearing loss affects nearly 50 million Americans. This includes 1 in 5 teenagers and 60% of returning veterans from foreign wars. It is a pervasive problem, but one that is not always taken very seriously. Hearing loss is often viewed as a normal part of aging, or someone else’s problem — this person mumbles or Continue reading

I No Longer Feel Shame About My Hearing Loss

I am proud to have my hearing loss story featured on Good Housekeeping’s online edition. Please click through to support media coverage of hearing loss issues.  It’s an invisible disability and generally easy to hide, at least physically, so why should I discuss it? That’s what I convinced myself. I can hear well enough anyway, most of the Continue reading

Six Hearing Aids, Two Cochlear Implants and A Roger Pen Walked Into A Bar

Dining out at a restaurant can be problematic these days. Noise levels have grown, tables are stacked closer and closer together, and glass and hardwood are all the rage for decor, leaving even less cushioning or carpet behind for sound absorption. Layer hearing loss on top of all this, and dining out can be quite Continue reading

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