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

Hearing Loss & Beyond — A New Captioning Tool in Chrome

Like everyone else, I have spent a lot of time on the Internet during the pandemic. Whether it’s researching blog posts, streaming YouTube videos or visiting social media sites, I am often frustrated, because the audio and video content I find does not have captions. Because of my hearing loss, this makes it hard for Continue reading

Have Hearing Loss? You Are Not Alone

Hearing loss can make us feel isolated and alone, especially if we lose our hearing later in life. We are facing new challenges with communication, relationships and everyday living, but we don’t know who to talk to about them. Or what to do to overcome these difficulties. Often, we don’t have other people with hearing Continue reading

How to Combat Resistance to Your Hearing Loss Self-Advocacy

Sometimes hearing loss can feel like a no-win situation. If you don’t self-advocate, you will be left out of the conversation. But when you do, your self-advocacy behaviors are met with resistance, or worse — contempt. My recent post for HHTM discusses ways to overcome resistance to our advocacy efforts.  An excerpt from the article Continue reading

Trouble with Your Hearing Aid? Maybe Mercury Is in Retrograde

Have your hearing aids been acting up lately? Your speech-to-text app cutting in and out more than usual? Perhaps Mercury in retrograde is to blame. I first heard the expression a few summers ago at my yoga teacher training. On the first day our instructors warned that our entire training was during such a period. Continue reading

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