Each of Us with Hearing Loss is an Advocate

What an honor it was to receive the Ruth R. Green Advocacy Award from Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) at their 2023 Annual Meeting. Ruth is an advocate who was ahead of her time. She focused on impact, and that is always my goal in all of my work. It is so meaningful to Continue reading

Taking Hearing Loss Awareness on the Road

At their best, college campuses are a nexus of learning, challenge, and discussion. And a perfect place to share a hearing loss awareness and advocacy message! Thank you to Long Island AUD Consortium, Iona University, and Connecticut College for inviting us to share our hearing loss documentary We Hear You on campus to raise awareness Continue reading

Why Does FaceTime Caption Only One Side of the Call?

It’s wonderful that Apple’s latest iOS now includes built-in auto-captioning. It has been a long time coming, and more work is needed, but it is great to see accessibility for people with hearing loss finally taking center stage. One of my favorite ways to use this capability is on FaceTime. For most conversations, I use Continue reading

Before & After: A Hearing Aid Image Story

This post for FindHearing challenges the industry to come together to create and share modern and realistic hearing aid images with the world. Too often news stories about hearing loss or hearing aids include outdated images which do nothing but perpetuate stigma. It’s time to set the story straight. See below for an excerpt or Continue reading

Shouldn’t Medical Treatment Be Hearing Loss Friendly?

In preparation for a recent medical procedure, I received a call from a nurse with pre-op instructions. When I asked for them to be sent in writing, she balked. With many repeats and reminders, we made it through the instructions, but it made my wonder, “Shouldn’t medical treatment be hearing loss friendly?” This experience inspired Continue reading