Opinion: My Hearing Loss IS a Loss

Someone recently asked me why I use the term hearing loss in my advocacy work. I can’t remember if they preferred deaf or hard-of-hearing or some other term, but they took offense at my use of the word “loss.” It’s a fair question, and a very personal one since we all experience hearing difficulties in Continue reading

Living with Hearing Loss Year in Review

No matter the challenges we face, time marches on. It seemed like 2020 would never end, but now another year has already come and almost gone. Thank you to all my readers for their support, engagement, comments and tips this year. The more we share with one another, the more successfully each of us can Continue reading

Holidays and Hearing Loss: Making it Work

The kick-off to the holiday season can be a mixed blessing for people with hearing loss. We are excited to share time with family and friends, but large celebrations are not always hearing-loss-friendly. Last’s year on-line holiday celebrations were easier in some ways, but not always as festive. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays Continue reading

I’m Writing A Book about Hearing Loss—and Beyond

I have always wanted to write a book. So when one of my favorite hearing loss advocates, Gael Hannan, contacted me during the pandemic to see if I would be interested in co-authoring a book with her, I jumped at the chance. After numerous outlines, and first drafts, and rewrites, and early readers, and more Continue reading

Help SoundPrint Promote Safe Noise Levels

I didn’t remember things being this loud. During the pandemic, I spent most of my time outside of New York City in the glorious quiet of upstate New York. But as in-person school resumes for my son, we are spending more time in the city — and boy is it loud! The traffic. The construction. Continue reading