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Breaking Down Barriers to Hearing Health Care

Hearing care should be available for all, yet it remains elusive for many. Part of the problem is a lack of demand for hearing care services. For example, only 20% of people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually use one. This is true even in countries where national insurance plans cover hearing aids. Continue reading

Which Hearing Aid is the Best?

When I mention my hearing loss to others, they often reply with an admission of their own hearing difficulties or tell me about a parent, friend or sibling with a hearing loss. And once they do, their first question is usually, “Which hearing aid is the best?” As a long-time hearing aid wearer, I know Continue reading

My Favorite Things about Living with Hearing Loss

Wait, did you get that right? Favorite things about living with hearing loss? There are positives and negatives to almost anything—including hearing loss. A recent post highlighted the downsides, but today we will look at the silver linings. The Silver Linings of Hearing Loss Please add your pluses and minuses in the comments. Developing self-advocacy Continue reading

Find Your Quiet Place Challenge 2023

It’s that time of year again—SoundPrint’s Find Your Quiet Place (FYQP) Challenge! Each October SoundPrint sponsors the FYQP Challenge to raise awareness about how loud restaurants and other gathering places have become and to encourage users to collect sound level data using the SoundPrint App. SoundPrint uses the sound measurements from the Challenge to advocate Continue reading