November 29, 2019
improved hearing aids

Can learning how the brain listens in loud settings lead to improved hearing aids?

Scientists have come one step closer to solving the “cocktail party problem.” In a crowded room, the brain can easily focus on a single speaker. The brain of a hearing […]
October 22, 2018

So, you think I have a deaf accent?

Where are you from?! It's a question I get all the time, as people look at me with interest, wondering in what far away land I've developed my unique intonation and pronunciations. Ugh, I think. They've  just noticed my deaf accent. 
March 14, 2018
roger pen

How children with hearing loss can hear 5,300 more words every day

Did you know that children need to hear approximately 45 million words by age four to be ready for school? In fact, research shows that the more words child hear […]
February 2, 2018
cochlear implant

Has my son’s cochlear implant helped him learn words faster than a hearing child?

There has been some research lately that has revealed the possibility that children with cochlear implants are learning words faster than children with no hearing problems.  It has got me […]
May 29, 2017
Speech Pathology for Children with Hearing Loss

4 Benefits of Speech Pathology for Children with Hearing Loss

When my hearing loss was first diagnosed my communication was already delayed. My speech language pathologist helped me get back on track.
September 15, 2015

Listening to Josef: A hearing aid wearer we can all relate with

As a social media community manager, I get to talk to a lot of people about their hearing loss. It’s been amazing to hear people’s stories – whether it’s a […]
August 7, 2015

From A Hearing Aid To A Cochlear Implant

Wearing hearing aids is as natural to me as wearing clothes. I was born hearing impaired and as far as I can remember I always had hearing aids; they were […]
May 4, 2015

More Phone Etiquette for the Hearing Challenged and Those that Call Them

Everyone with a hearing challenge has a phone story. I knew from my very first hearing aid that the phone was going to be a problem. The technology at the […]
February 16, 2015
support for people with hearing loss

Talk To Me: Getting Along

For much of the past 37 years in which I’ve been, let’s say, “engaged in hearing loss,” I’ve played the good soldier. I reject labels like “suffering from,” and try […]
June 8, 2014

How I “Get” People to Talk to me so I Can Understand Them

A complaint I’ve heard a few times lately in the hearing loss support groups I hang out in is that “full-hearing” people resist making the effort to talk to us in […]