Hearing Loss Should Not Be Embarrassing, But Sometimes It Just Is

I have a hearing loss. No big deal, right? But sometimes it is. Why is hearing loss sometimes embarrassing in a way that other conditions like vision loss or mobility challenges are not? It really shouldn’t be. Hearing loss is quite common. More than 50 million Americans have hearing loss. This now includes one in Continue reading

Dining Out With Hearing Loss – An Architect Responds

I am happy to see that my recent post How To Choose A Restaurant When You Have Hearing Loss is getting some attention! It is clear from the response that dining out is not only challenging for people with hearing loss, but for everyone. The issue of restaurant noise is so important, it inspired leading Los Angeles-based architect Continue reading

I Was Ashamed of My Hearing Aids—Until I Had Kids

I am excited to have my hearing loss story featured on Woman’s Day online. Please click through to support media coverage of hearing loss issues.   I’ve worn the same thing every single day for almost 20 years. I used to wear it during the day and take it off to sleep, but now I wear it at night, too. Sometimes it fits Continue reading

Five Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Hearing Loss

It is hard to explain to others what it is like to have hearing loss — the lack of clarity in speech, the sensitivity to loud noise, and the exhaustion that comes with heavy bursts of communication. It is an invisible disability so it is often misunderstood, downplayed or even ignored — sometimes even by those closest to Continue reading