Looking at My Hearing Loss with New Eyes

As a teenager with hearing loss, I often wondered “Why me?” It’s tough enough being a teenager, let alone one with a communication challenge. My friends didn’t need to sit at the front of the class in school. They could whisper secrets. I felt left out, even embarrassed at my difference. But over a long…

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6 Ways to Ask for What You Need (Hearing-Wise)

Fact: Our personal hearing and communication needs are not always top of mind in other people, in any given moment. Shocking, eh? Fact: Sometimes (or often), we just aren’t good at asking for what we need – at least, in a way that gets the results we want. All sorts of emotions get in the…

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