People with Hearing Loss Need Both Bluetooth and T-Coils

Bluetooth’s new Auracast system is exciting and provides many potential benefits for people with hearing loss. But many of these benefits are years away. In this article for HHTM, I share the reasons why for now, people with hearing loss need both Bluetooth and T-coils. Let’s hope the industry is taking note. An excerpt from Continue reading

How to Make Your Holiday Dinner Hearing Loss Friendly

The holidays are a time to join with family and friends to express gratitude for the many joys in our lives. For people with hearing loss, it can also often be fraught with anxiety. Will we be able to follow the dinner conversation and partake in the merriment? How exhausted will we be from all Continue reading

If Everyone Loves Captions, Why Are They So Misunderstood?

Research continues to show how much the general population loves captions. So why are they still so misunderstood—confused with a recording device at a recent Broadway show and mocked by television presenters when used for an interview. Perhaps it is partially due to the age of the beholder. A new study by language learning app Continue reading

It’s Official: OTC Hearing Aids are Here

It’s an exciting week for people with hearing loss. Over-the-counter hearing aids are now in stores—well, the first crop anyway. More options should hit stores over time, hopefully in a variety of designs, styles and with a multitude of features to meet the varying hearing needs of people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Just like with Continue reading

Hearing Loss—Talk Siri to Me

Siri doesn’t always understand us. Hey Siri, what’s the latest weather forecast? I didn’t get that. So we repeat it. Hey Siri, what’s the latest weather forecast? But this time we face the phone, position our mouth close to the microphone and ask the question in a loud and clear voice, enunciating each syllable of Continue reading

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