Hearing Loss Representation Matters: Thank You Abigail Heringer

Advertisements Having hearing loss can sometimes feel like you are stuck between two worlds — the hearing world and the Deaf community — not fully fitting into either. Abigail Heringer, a cochlear-implant-wearing cast member on the 2021 season of The Bachelor summed it up well: “I think people view the hearing community and the Deaf Continue reading

A New Take on the Audiogram Designed by Someone with Hearing Loss

Advertisements How well do you understand your audiogram? Even for people who have lived with hearing loss for decades, it can be tricky to decipher. Xs and Ox signify your left and right ears. The high sounds are on the right side of the graph and the low sounds are to the left. Quiet is Continue reading

Have Hearing Loss? You Are Not Alone

Advertisements Hearing loss can make us feel isolated and alone, especially if we lose our hearing later in life. We are facing new challenges with communication, relationships and everyday living, but we don’t know who to talk to about them. Or what to do to overcome these difficulties. Often, we don’t have other people with Continue reading

How to Combat Resistance to Your Hearing Loss Self-Advocacy

Advertisements Sometimes hearing loss can feel like a no-win situation. If you don’t self-advocate, you will be left out of the conversation. But when you do, your self-advocacy behaviors are met with resistance, or worse — contempt. My recent post for HHTM discusses ways to overcome resistance to our advocacy efforts.  An excerpt from the Continue reading

Documentary “We Hear You” Shines a Light on the Hearing Loss Experience

Advertisements Do you feel like hearing loss is accurately represented in mainstream media? Neither do I. Of the 48 million Americans who have trouble hearing, only 2 million identify as Deaf (capital D), using sign language as their primary form of communication. Yet, sign language is the lived experience that is most often portrayed on Continue reading

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