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

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 at Continue reading

Have Hearing Loss? You Are Not Alone

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 hearing Continue reading

How to Combat Resistance to Your Hearing Loss Self-Advocacy

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 article Continue reading

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

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 the Continue reading

Tinnitus: When Unwanted Sound Breaks the Silence

My tinnitus flares up in the winter. Every year. It is sometimes accompanied by dizziness or vertigo and a cloudy feeling in my brain. It can be hard to concentrate and to focus on the task at hand. I lose my balance during my yoga practice, especially in the backbends. I just want silence, but Continue reading

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