Trouble with Your Hearing Aid? Maybe Mercury Is in Retrograde

Have your hearing aids been acting up lately? Your speech-to-text app cutting in and out more than usual? Perhaps Mercury in retrograde is to blame. I first heard the expression a few summers ago at my yoga teacher training. On the first day our instructors warned that our entire training was during such a period. Continue reading

Documentary “We Hear You” Shines a Light on the Hearing Loss Experience

Do you feel like hearing loss is accurately represented in mainstream media? Neither do I. Of the 48 million Americans who have trouble hearing, only 2 million identify as Deaf (capital D), using sign language as their primary form of communication. Yet, sign language is the lived experience that is most often portrayed on the Continue reading

Zoom Makes ASR Captioning Free for People with Hearing Loss

Success! Zoom has heard our community’s voice! Zoom just announced it will provide its high-quality ASR captions (Live Transcript) FREE for people with hearing loss, as well as other groups who require this feature for accessibility reasons. Click here to request access. This feature will be rolled out to all free accounts by Fall 2021. 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

Hearing Loss: When That Noise Was Just the Wind

One of the challenges of hearing loss is understanding and interpreting the noises we hear through our devices. Sometimes the sound is speech, only too fast or too muffled to understand. Other times it is the hum of a refrigerator or the call of a bird we haven’t heard before. One time the doorbell rang Continue reading

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