Trouble with Your Hearing Aid? Maybe Mercury Is in Retrograde

Advertisements Have your hearing aids been acting up lately? Your speech-to-text app cutting in and out more than usual? Perhaps Mercury in retrograde is to blame. I first heard the expression a few summers ago at my yoga teacher training. On the first day our instructors warned that our entire training was during such a Continue reading

Zoom Makes ASR Captioning Free for People with Hearing Loss

Advertisements Success! Zoom has heard our community’s voice! Zoom just announced it will provide its high-quality ASR captions (Live Transcript) FREE for people with hearing loss, as well as other groups who require this feature for accessibility reasons. Click here to request access. This feature will be rolled out to all free accounts by Fall Continue reading

Alerting Devices for People with Hearing Loss

Advertisements 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 Continue reading

All I Want for Christmas is Zoom (with free captions)

Advertisements I am proud to continue my advocacy for free ASR captions for people with hearing loss on Zoom. On December 17, 2020, The Washington Post published my oped People with hearing loss shouldn’t have to pay Zoom for captions. Please comment and share to build awareness. When sharing on social media, use the hashtag Continue reading

Sound of Metal Movie Ignores the Typical Hearing Loss Experience

Advertisements Whenever a mainstream movie or television show features hearing loss — I get excited. I hope it will raise awareness about the challenges of hearing loss without inducing pity. That it will break down stigmas and generate empathy. I search each moment for a slice of my own life that might help my family Continue reading

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