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OTC Hearing Aids Could Have Saved Me Years of Struggle

The FDA has issued its final rule creating a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. This means millions of people with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss will soon benefit. As a person with hearing loss, I am very excited about the prospect for OTC hearing aids. And with the final rule now in place, Continue reading

The Best and Worst Sounds of Summer

Aaahh! Those joyous days of summer. Kids are out of school. Work deadlines seem fewer and farther between. Vacations are longer. And the weather is warm. All things to savor as summer’s final days approach. As I write this from the screened-in-porch of my home in upstate New York, I grow wistful, remembering the many Continue reading

When Hearing Technology Is Only Half the Battle

Hearing technology can be life changing for people with hearing loss. But in order for it to have the greatest impact, it must not only be easy to use, it must be easy to integrate into a variety of technology set-ups. In this article for HHTM, I share the frustration of trying to get a Continue reading

“We Hear You” & Google Celebrate Disability Pride

July is Disability Pride Month and “We Hear You” was happy to celebrate. Thank you to Google Accessibility, Google’s Disability Alliance and Dimitri Kanevsky for inviting us to screen “We Hear You” at Google and for hosting a post-viewing discussion. It was a terrific conversation that raised awareness about the needs of people with hearing Continue reading