How Will a Post-Pandemic World Look to People With Hearing Loss?

The pandemic has been filled with tragedy and loneliness, especially for people with hearing loss, but it has also inspired grit and resilience. Like many others, I have been forced to take stock, learning important things about myself and my priorities. My recent post for HHTM discusses the ways we can take this knowledge into Continue reading

Take Care of Your Lips! They Help Me Hear

I am always staring at people’s lips. Because that’s where I get much of the speechreading information I use to help me hear. Big lips, small lips, red lips, blue lips — it is all the same to me. I just want clear access. No covering your mouth with your hand, no facial hair (well, Continue reading

Breaking Out of Our Hearing Loss Bad Habits

Do you ever feel like you get stuck in a destructive pattern with your hearing loss? It is easy to do. Maybe you worry you won’t be able to hear your friend over the loud background noise of the coffee shop so you make up an excuse and stay home. And then it is easier Continue reading

How To Exercise Virtually with Hearing Loss

Yoga and exercise are critical parts of my daily life. They allow me stay fit and healthy and set me up to better manage the frustrations of living with hearing loss. When the pandemic moved many fitness classes online, I needed to adapt my routine. My recent post for HHTM shares my tips for exercising Continue reading

Have Your Hearing Loss Communication Skills Been Hibernating During the Pandemic?

“One hood or two today?” my doorman asked me as I crossed the lobby each morning on my way to yoga class pre-COVID. Chit chat about the weather ensued. Whether I was wearing one or two hoods (one from my hoodie and one from my coat) depended mostly on the forecast for the day. These Continue reading

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