New Study Explains Why Hearing Loss is So Exhausting

Living with hearing loss is exhausting. So are Zoom calls. It turns out, the two are related. In my recent article for Hearing Tracker I discuss the findings of a new study on Zoom fatigue. The reasons that make conversing over Zoom so tiring are similar to what makes everyday conversation hard work for people Continue reading

Hearing Loss and the Plight of Poor Television Captions

“The television captions are ahead again” I told my family one evening as we were watching the PBS documentary Frontier House. Since it aired originally in 2002, I had expected the production value to be high, but in several of the episodes, the closed captions ran 30-60 seconds ahead, making them unusable. After a few Continue reading

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

Breaking Down Stigma: The Incredible Hulk Gets A Cochlear Implant

Each time someone in the public eye comes forward about their hearing loss, stigma withers away. The latest celebrity to do so is Lou Ferrigno, best known for his depiction of The Incredible Hulk in the 1970s and 80s. He recently received a cochlear implant, and he wants everyone to know about it. I had 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

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