What is it Like to Have Hearing Loss?

I get asked this question all the time! And it is a difficult one to answer. When you have hearing loss, it impacts everything in your life. Yet, others may become aware of it before you do. I first noticed I was have trouble hearing in my mid-20s at business school. If it were not Continue reading

Is there a New Standard for Accessible Theater?

Theater is one of my passions, and despite my hearing loss, (and because I live in New York City) I manage to see a lot of it. Captions are a big help! Special open captioned (OC) performances through Theatre Development Fund (TDF)—where the captions are displayed on a screen to one side of the stage—are Continue reading

Hear & Beyond Named a Gold Winner!

Good news this month for Hear & Beyond! Not only are we celebrating the one year anniversary of launch, but Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss is now an award-winning hearing loss book! Hear & Beyond is a Gold winner in the Health & Fitness category of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Continue reading

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

When Your Mother Has Hearing Loss

Your mother is always there for you. She loves you, before herself. She is your caregiver, confidant, and friend, always willing to lend an ear to your daily triumphs and concerns. But what if she can no longer hear you because of hearing loss? How can you help her through this challenge so that you can both continue Continue reading