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

What Yoga Teaches Me About Living With Hearing Loss

Living well with hearing loss requires knowledge, practice and a healthy attitude. When these elements come together, we can take on any difficult listening situation confident we have the necessary skills to meet the challenge. In my latest article for Hearing Tracker, I describe how my yoga practice helps me develop the mindset to not Continue reading

Having a Happy Virtual Holiday Season — Hearing Loss Style

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays — yummy food and the warmth of family coming together — but it can also be a challenging one for people with hearing loss. We worry if we will we be able to participate in the overlapping conversations. Or if people will speak with their mouths full making Continue reading

Hearing Loss Is a Practice, Not a Perfect

Regular readers know I am almost as passionate about yoga as I am about hearing loss advocacy. I try to practice yoga every day, but without access to my normal studio during Covid-19, conditions are not ideal. I created a dedicated space for my yoga practice at home, but it is also the walkway out Continue reading

Will Covid-19 Inspire Positive Change for People With Hearing Loss?

Winston Churchill said, “Never waste a good crisis,” and people with hearing loss have taken his advice with Covid-19. Times have been very hard for many of us with hearing loss during the pandemic — increased levels of isolation, difficulties communicating because of masks and the lack of captioning on many video conferencing platforms — Continue reading

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