May 19, 2017
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Deaf dancer defies the odds

Tianjiao Zhang has always wanted to be a dancer, but being a dancer with hearing loss wasn’t always the easiest dream to achieve.
February 7, 2017
My Dog Ate My Hearing Aids

My Dog Ate My Hearing Aids. How I Found Funding for New Ones

My dog ate my hearing aids.  Commonly it’s an excuse used by school-aged kids who forgot to do their homework, but for me, was a nightmare that I actually did not […]
September 30, 2016
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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 […]
June 6, 2016
Getting new hearing aids

Getting new hearing aids: What I hear, what I don’t, and two places I love using them

I’ve worn hearing aids for 40 years, so getting new hearing aids can be sort of an emotional roller coaster for me.  For my most recent fitting, I flew back from Mexico to […]