Greater Awareness Creates Better Access

My yoga practice often translates directly to my life with hearing loss—especially when it is challenging. In a recent yoga class, as the teacher provided different modification options for a difficult pose she said, “When you have greater awareness, you have more options.” And something clicked. Whether it is yoga or hearing loss (or anything Continue reading

When Hearing Accessibility Fails

“Let me see your ticket,” the usher demanded at a popular Broadway theater. We (my husband and I and our two friends) were waiting in line so I could pick up an assistive listening device for the show. “This device won’t work at your seat. You’d be better off using your hearing aids” the cranky Continue reading

Do You Avoid Talking about Your Hearing Loss?

Do you avoid talking about your hearing loss? Maybe you are afraid others will treat you differently or look down on you. Or maybe you think less of yourself, beaten down by societal stigma that still links hearing loss with being old or out of touch. Or maybe you assume no one will understand what Continue reading

What is it Like to Have Hearing Loss?

I get asked this question all the time! And it is a difficult one to answer. When you have hearing loss, it impacts everything in your life. Yet, others may become aware of it before you do. I first noticed I was have trouble hearing in my mid-20s at business school. If it were not Continue reading

Each of Us with Hearing Loss is an Advocate

What an honor it was to receive the Ruth R. Green Advocacy Award from Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) at their 2023 Annual Meeting. Ruth is an advocate who was ahead of her time. She focused on impact, and that is always my goal in all of my work. It is so meaningful to Continue reading