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Do You Get the Seasonal Spins (Vertigo)?

Rising out of my backbend in yoga class, the world shifted, leaving my mind and body reeling from the dizziness. Luckily my knees were planted firmly on the ground so I did not topple over, but it was disorienting and very unpleasant. As I turned around to lie down in shavasana, I knew it was Continue reading

OTC Hearing Aids Could Help Lower Hearing Loss Stigma

The proposed rules for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids sparked much conversation throughout the industry. In this piece for HHTM, I share my take: While not appropriate for everyone, OTC hearing aids fill an important gap in the marketplace for hearing care. Their emergence should spark a wave of innovation and price competition, perhaps even jumpstarting Continue reading

Holidays and Hearing Loss: Making it Work

The kick-off to the holiday season can be a mixed blessing for people with hearing loss. We are excited to share time with family and friends, but large celebrations are not always hearing-loss-friendly. Last’s year on-line holiday celebrations were easier in some ways, but not always as festive. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays Continue reading

I Inherited My Hearing Loss Stigma from My Father

What causes hearing loss stigma? Does it come from within — our own insecurities about whether we are now as whole as we once were before we lost our hearing? Or from external factors like societal pressures that demand perfection and youth. For me, it started in my childhood, watching my father struggle with his Continue reading