What Margaret Thatcher Taught Me about Communicating Well with Hearing Loss

Do you watch The Crown, Netflix’s show about the British monarchy? I watch each season with my daughter and the latest was no exception. We enjoy the pageantry and the intrigue, but this time, we also learned something — a better way to communicate with hearing loss. Season 4 of The Crown was set during Continue reading

All I Want for Christmas is Zoom (with free captions)

I am proud to continue my advocacy for free ASR captions for people with hearing loss on Zoom. On December 17, 2020, The Washington Post published my oped People with hearing loss shouldn’t have to pay Zoom for captions. Please comment and share to build awareness. When sharing on social media, use the hashtag #CaptionsNow Continue reading

An Interesting Wearable Speaker for People with Hearing Loss

Video calls for people with hearing loss can be exhausting, especially since Zoom, the most popular service, has yet to provide free ASR captions for people with hearing loss. But, I may have found an interesting device that can help people with hearing loss, not only with endless video calls, but also for watching TV Continue reading

NPR Highlights Need for Captions on Zoom for People with Hearing Loss

I am proud to take my advocacy for free ASR captions for people with hearing loss on Zoom to the airwaves — and just in time for virtual holiday dinners. On November 23, 2020, I was interviewed on Here & Now, National Public Radio (NPR)’s midday news program with Peter O’Dowd. NPR distributes Here & Continue reading

Having a Happy Virtual Holiday Season — Hearing Loss Style

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays — yummy food and the warmth of family coming together — but it can also be a challenging one for people with hearing loss. We worry if we will we be able to participate in the overlapping conversations. Or if people will speak with their mouths full making Continue reading

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