Hearing Loss & Music: When My Brain Fills in the Blanks

“I love this song,” my son calls out from the ocean where he is swimming off the back of the boat. The boat’s speakers are weak, but strong enough for my family to enjoy the music in the background. They all break into their best rock star moves, bopping their heads to the music and Continue reading

How to Rebuild Your Hearing Loss Party Skills

As the world emerges from its pandemic bubble, we must all learn to socialize again. For people with hearing loss, this means learning to ‘hear’ again in difficult listening situations like cocktail parts and other groups events. In this article for HHTM, I share my tips for rebuilding your hearing loss party skills post-pandemic. An excerpt Continue reading

When Using A Microphone Made All The Difference for My Hearing Loss

Do you wish a microphone was used at all meetings and events that you attend? I certainly do. My article for FindHearing on HHTM discusses how important microphones are for creating an inclusive environment and what we, as people with hearing loss, can do to help promote microphone usage. See an excerpt from the piece Continue reading

To Create Equal Access, Captions Must Be High-Quality

As a person with hearing loss, I spend a lot of time thinking about captions. This is understandable because captions are my critical life-line to many forms of communication. I often wonder: Are captions provided on this upcoming webinar? Do I need captions for this important phone call?  Will the caption readers at the movies Continue reading

Cognitive Behavior Therapy May Help with Tinnitus

The sound stayed with me, even after I turned off the hand-held massage gun I was using to ease the pain in my neck. I could almost feel my ears vibrating still, or maybe it was just the excruciating buzz of my tinnitus. The massage gun was a new purchase, promising powerful relief for sore Continue reading

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