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

Why I Walk4Hearing

My family and I will be participating in Walk4Hearing for the first time this year as part of the Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) Alliance team. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing increases awareness about hearing loss, helps to eradicate the stigma associated with it and raises funds to provide information and support for Continue reading

I’m An Oticon Focus On People Awards Finalist!

I am excited to announce that I have been chosen as a finalist in the 2015 Oticon Focus on People Awards in the Advocacy category. The Oticon Focus on People Awards recognize outstanding people with hearing loss who are helping to show that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to make a positive difference Continue reading

My First HLAA Convention: A New Community for Me

I will be attending my first HLAA convention next week! I have to admit that attending in years past was not even on my radar screen. I was mostly in denial about my hearing loss and did not want to associate myself with the hearing loss community in that meaningful of a way. But in Continue reading

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