My First HLAA Convention: A New Community for Me

I will be attending my first HLAA convention next week! I have to admit that attending in years past was not even on my radar screen. I was mostly in denial about my hearing loss and did not want to associate myself with the hearing loss community in that meaningful of a way. But in Continue reading

Why Don’t the Media Care About Hearing Loss?

The more I write about hearing loss issues, the more I realize that those in the media do not care. They don’t seem to view hearing loss as a serious issue. Or newsworthy. Or important. But those of us with hearing loss and those of us with friends and family with hearing loss know differently. Continue reading

Please Don’t Tell Me Never Mind

It happens sometimes. A friend or colleague is telling me a funny story or explaining an event that happened, and at some point I will ask “What did you say?” I got the beginning, but somewhere along the way I missed something and needed clarification of the last point. The speaker pauses, as if to think about Continue reading

What If You Could Construct Your Ideal Hearing Aid?

I recently had the opportunity to meet with a hearing aid company as part of a focus group on a new product. It was an interesting experience, and a hopeful one, since at least the company was asking some of the users of the product what they might like to see. Much of the questioning Continue reading

Is It OK to Pick Your Friends Based On The Sound Of Their Voice?

Is it ok to pick your friends based on how well you can hear them? I find myself doing that more and more, although I hate to admit it. The fact is, it is just more fun to be with someone who I can hear well. It is easier, and is probably more enjoyable for Continue reading

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