To Create Equal Access, Captions Must Be High-Quality

As a person with hearing loss, I spend a lot of time thinking about captions. This is understandable because captions are my critical life-line to many forms of communication. I often wonder: Are captions provided on this upcoming webinar? Do I need captions for this important phone call?  Will the caption readers at the movies Continue reading

How Do You Want Your Hearing Aids to Look?

While our hearing aids can help us feel sexier — because we can communicate better — the beige-colored arcs behind or in our ears don’t always look the part. But with new entrants in the Hearables market, a wider variety of options is likely on the horizon. In my latest article for HHTM, I explore Continue reading

New Study Explains Why Hearing Loss is So Exhausting

Living with hearing loss is exhausting. So are Zoom calls. It turns out, the two are related. In my recent article for Hearing Tracker I discuss the findings of a new study on Zoom fatigue. The reasons that make conversing over Zoom so tiring are similar to what makes everyday conversation hard work for people Continue reading

Hearing Loss and the Plight of Poor Television Captions

“The television captions are ahead again” I told my family one evening as we were watching the PBS documentary Frontier House. Since it aired originally in 2002, I had expected the production value to be high, but in several of the episodes, the closed captions ran 30-60 seconds ahead, making them unusable. After a few Continue reading

Breaking Down Stigma: The Incredible Hulk Gets A Cochlear Implant

Each time someone in the public eye comes forward about their hearing loss, stigma withers away. The latest celebrity to do so is Lou Ferrigno, best known for his depiction of The Incredible Hulk in the 1970s and 80s. He recently received a cochlear implant, and he wants everyone to know about it. I had Continue reading

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