Parenting a Child with Hearing Loss: An Advocacy Story

Sometimes a mother can be your biggest advocate. That is the case for Heather Thomson, who unexpectedly found herself as the mother of a young son with hearing loss. Heather Thomson wears many hats, mother of two, wife, inventor, designer, entrepreneur, podcaster, philanthropist, performer, speaker, athlete, licensed health and wellness coach. For many, she is Continue reading

Would a Different Look for Hearing Aids Boost Usage?

Why does hearing loss stigma linger while other cultural stigmas successfully fade away? Is it because hearing aids are not like glasses and don’t fix our hearing loss entirely? Is it because hearing loss is invisible so it doesn’t get taken as seriously? Or maybe it is the hearing aids themselves? In this article for HHTM, Continue reading

‘Hear & Beyond’ Launches in One Month!

LET’S CELEBRATE ONE MONTH UNTIL THE LAUNCH OF HEAR & BEYOND! As many readers know, Gael Hannan and I have been working on a book about hearing loss. It’s been a two-year labor of love, and we are now almost at the finish line! Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss will launch in Continue reading

My Relationship with Sound? It’s Complicated

For people with hearing loss, sound can be a mixed bag. Sometimes things are too quiet—a whisper in our less than stellar ear or a mumbling presenter who refuses to use the microphone. And sometimes they are too loud, like the clacking of cutlery in a crowded restaurant that blocks out your companion’s voice. Other Continue reading

Interesting Reads: Papa, Can You Hear Me Now? by Amit Gosalia

If you are looking for a way to talk to your young children or grandchildren about your hearing loss, Papa, Can You Hear Me Now?, a new children’s book by audiologist Dr. Amit Gosalia, may be the answer. With colorful illustrations and simple to understand language, the book tells a positive story about the ways Continue reading