April 27, 2017
traveling with hearing loss - what it's like to travel with hearing loss

24 hours of traveling with hearing loss

Traveling with hearing loss can bring lots of complications, such as not being able to hear announcements, but it also comes with some perks.
March 30, 2017
deaf frequent fliers

This is a big accessibility issue for deaf frequent fliers

As a deaf frequent flier, this isn't a new occurrence, and despite recent discussions about changes, it's still been a problem.
January 6, 2017
my experience with phonak hearing aids with phonak autosenseos

How Hearing Aids with AutoSense OS Affected my Travels

As a hearing aid wearer with 40 years of experience, it's been fascinating to have Phonak's AutoSense OS operating system in my new hearing aids.
September 30, 2016
traveling with hearing aids

Why I’m traveling the world, despite my hearing loss

I am happiest outside of my comfort zone and in new environments. Even with bi-lateral, severe-to-profound hearing loss, I’m following my passions to travel and do extreme sports.  The challenges […]
September 13, 2016
Travelling with a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Child

7 Tips for Travelling with a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Child

Handy tips for travelling abroad with a deaf or hard-of-hearing child.
June 15, 2016
Deaf travel tips

Deaf travel: Tips for the train, plane and automobiles

The worse my hearing loss has become, the more I have lost my confidence when it comes to traveling alone to an unfamiliar place. Here are a few strategies I’ve […]
May 23, 2016

Updating my 7-Year-Old Hearing Aids

Last August, I found myself in the hectic final weeks before launching the biggest dream of my life – selling everything to travel the world for five years. It was […]
May 16, 2016

World traveler, writer… and hearing aid wearer

Hi. I’m Steff. I’m a world traveler, writer and hearing aid wearer. But that’s just the beginning.  My first go-round with adventure came by way of life’s adversities.  If you’d […]
January 26, 2016
6 tips for traveling with hearing loss

6 tips for traveling with hearing loss

Traveling with hearing loss can pose some challenges. Here are some tips to help you though your next journey.
December 2, 2014

Top Three Surprisingly Relaxing Visitor Attractions in Florence

As you’ll have seen from my profile/Gravatar I’m a travel writer (as well as being a deafened entrepreneur). Recently, I was in Florence, Italy and not having the best time […]
November 18, 2014

Learning About Hyperacusis

Since losing all my hearing in my left ear suddenly in 2011, I’ve suffered with bouts of sensitivity to sound. Ordinarily, I manage this by retreating to a quiet room […]
November 10, 2014

The Trials and Triumphs of a City Break in Florence

An ambulance siren wails — and then another — it’s a piercing, high-pitched howl which cuts into my consciousness like a knife stabbing into my head. Slowly, the sound recedes […]
September 4, 2014

A Life on the Ocean Wave

“Excuse me for asking… I know you said you had hearing loss but does your partner have hearing loss too because he seems to be really struggling to follow the […]
August 5, 2014

The Tent, the Hearing Aids and Me

There’s a brilliant book called ‘The Tent, the Bucket and Me’ by Emma Kennedy, which tells of her childhood camping experiences. Now, I don’t profess to have any of her […]