How Audiologists Can Overcome Barriers to Person-centered Care

While many audiologists believe strongly in person-centered care and would like to implement its tenets at every appointment, barriers do exist. My latest article for Ida Institute discusses practical ways audiologists can overcome their concerns. To read the full article click here. 

Tinnitus: When Unwanted Sound Breaks the Silence

My tinnitus flares up in the winter. Every year. It is sometimes accompanied by dizziness or vertigo and a cloudy feeling in my brain. It can be hard to concentrate and to focus on the task at hand. I lose my balance during my yoga practice, especially in the backbends. I just want silence, but Continue reading

What Margaret Thatcher Taught Me about Communicating Well with Hearing Loss

Do you watch The Crown, Netflix’s show about the British monarchy? I watch each season with my daughter and the latest was no exception. We enjoy the pageantry and the intrigue, but this time, we also learned something — a better way to communicate with hearing loss. Season 4 of The Crown was set during Continue reading

Is Your Audiologist’s Office Hearing Loss Friendly?

My series of posts describing why people with hearing loss should care about person-centered care (PCC) for Hearing Health & Technology Matters  (HHTM) continues. This time we ask: What can the look and procedures of your audiologist’s office tell you about the likelihood they practice PCC? The answer: A lot! An excerpt from the article Continue reading

Alerting Devices for People with Hearing Loss

The fire alarm goes off or the doorbell rings, but you cannot hear it. Maybe the baby is crying or the phone is ringing, but you cannot tell. For most people, an auditory alert is all that is needed for them to take action or seek safety based on the sound, but for people with Continue reading