September 28, 2020
Deaf fun facts

Deaf Fun Facts You Need to Know

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month this September, we’ve gathered a list of some of the most interesting Deaf Fun Facts for you to know. Have you ever played trivia […]
August 20, 2020
Am I not deaf enough or not hearing enough? How I found my deaf identity

Am I not deaf enough? Finding my hearing loss identity

My whole life I never felt deaf enough or hearing enough. After interviews and research, I discovered more about hearing loss identity.
August 20, 2019
thriving with hearing loss

9 steps to go from coping to thriving with hearing loss

If you had put hearing loss and pride into the same sentence five years ago, I would have thought it was a joke. I’ve always viewed my hearing loss as […]
August 8, 2019
positives of having hearing loss

How would my life be different if I didn’t have hearing loss?

I’ve mentioned it in previous posts, but I’ll say it again: I used to really resent having hearing loss and being different from the majority. I was never bullied or […]
April 12, 2019
myths about hearing loss

5 Myths About Hearing Loss People Age 50+ Believe

  The older we get, the more set in our ways we become. For those over 50, stubbornness will often play a part in behavior and perception. Hearing loss is […]
March 6, 2019
positives of hearing loss

Rewind: Reflecting Back on the Positives About Hearing Loss

There was a period of time where I was resentful towards my hearing loss and hearing aids. Now that I’m finally getting to a better place of acceptance, I’ve reflected […]
April 6, 2018
hearing technology

Why I am grateful for my hearing technology

It is easy to get wrapped up in our busy lives and not appreciate small things that make a big difference, such as hearing technology. A dear friend of mine […]
September 19, 2016
How to be happy after losing your hearing

Finding happiness after hearing loss

Have you found joy and happiness elusive after your hearing loss? Can you be happy after losing your hearing? Will hearing aids help?
March 8, 2016

Tracing the origin of my hearing loss

If like me and you experienced adult late deafness  (I was 29 years old), do you remember who you were and what life was like before your hearing loss? Do […]
June 8, 2015

Coming Out of My Hearing Loss Closet

I grew up the child of someone with hearing loss. I knew it in a peripheral way — my father wore hearing aids, but they were never seen — always hidden […]
April 9, 2015

The Name I Call Myself

Picking a term to describe our hearing is fraught with implications. The idea behind “hearing impaired” is that we are lesser human beings and must be fixed to function. Those […]
December 19, 2014

The Day I Heard Santa Claus

It was 6 A.M. on Christmas morning. My brother, Doug, and I had woken up much earlier, but our parents said, “Don’t wake us up before six.” Each minute seemed […]
August 21, 2014

A Beautiful Ending

The end to every journey can be met with excitement or sadness: it’s all on how you look at it. The past year has flown by before my eyes. There […]
July 29, 2014

Silence Is Golden… Sometimes

The times I feel ‘least deaf’ are actually the times when I am most deaf. Allow me to explain… When my partner’s at home, I tend to use my hearing […]
April 17, 2014

It’s a Vanity Thing: Why I Care That My Hearing Aids Are ‘Invisible’

It’s been 8 months since I picked up my first pair of hearing aids from the audiologist’s office. Of course, as with many other men in middle age, my hearing […]
September 14, 2012

Becoming “Me.”

Coping with the everyday challenges of raising a hard-of-hearing child